I just received my 1650 and would like to update the firmware. It says the current firmware is “TAKE”. I’ve rebooted and it still says TAKE. I used the firmware tool from their site to verify. When I downloaded BCDC and ran it - it let me select the 1650 but when I click on upgrade, it says “the drive is not allowed to be updated”
In their infinite wisdom BenQ have released three different drives with the 1650 number. One drive is the BenQ DW1650 DVD-RW burner, the other two drives are the BenQ 1650T and BenQ 1650V DVD-ROM drives.
The drive you have with TAKE firmware is the BenQ 1650V DVD-ROM.
The BCDC firmware however is for the BenQ DW1650 DVD-RW drive.