Is there anybody out there

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#1

could anyone please tell me what firmware to flash for 1620(dont know if it is pro version?-Drive info-ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16) firmware version-G7Z9.
several dvd-r’s wont work in drive-drive tells me no dvd is inserted :confused:


#2

Go for G7P9 or G7T9 these seem like the most recomended, your firmware G7Z9 is a very old firmware and many improvements have been made since that firmware release.


#3

I have had three 1620’s and now that Benq is producing poor G firmware ie. G7V9, my advice is to flash to retail and use B firmware (plenty of instructions on this forum). I currently use B7T9, B7U9 and B7V9. My best scans so far 100% have been with B7V9 although burning is sometimes slightly slower than T9 or U9. It’s really a case of personal preference and what suits your particular burner and media. If you flash to retail version, your burner will show up as Benq instead of ATAPI. Good Luck.


#4

There is no difference in firmwares between G or B the only difference is the naming of the drive.


#5

I would agree with this for all firmwares except G7V9 & B7V9. Having tried both on three different 1620’s, G7V9 gives consistently poor burns while B7V9 gives consistently good burns. This difference does not occur with previous OEM & retail firmwares and it happens on a wide variety of media as others have posted on the forum.


#6

I have tried g7p9,g7t9 and g7v9 but it does not solve the problem of different brands of dvd-r ( yellow datawrite,(red work)Fortis and several others) could there be a fault in the drive? :Z thankyou for the help so far :bigsmile: