Latest firmware for optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A

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#1

Hi all firmware gurus, i have a optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A from the lenovo 3000 Y410 notebook that i owned, currently this dvdrw performance is really bad, it is real slow in reading discs and gives out very loud whirring sound.

So i was hoping that a newer firmware will fix all these, wanna ask where can i get the latest firmware for optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A?

I checked out liggy’s site for optiarc dvdrw firmware but couldn’t find any that matches my model? Is there any firmware which is compatible to it?

Appreciate the help, thanks! :iagree:


#2

You might be out of luck with that drive ~ http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/binflash-nec-optiarc-firmware-flasher-dumper-105676/index52.html#post2088864

…what firmware are you using now?


#3

I got this drive in my Dell laptop too!
It has the firmware version JD02 but am looking for the latest one,
i think it’s JD05.

The drive phails to record my Phillips DVD+R 8.5GB 8x DL Discs, i think they were Riteks, thats a real shame, i hope the latest firmware fixes that.


#4

Finally !

Release Date: 8/19/2008
Version: DJ06, A02
Download Type: Firmware
File Format: Hard-Drive
File Size: 1 MB

Additional Information
Unbalance disc handling improvement (reduce speed) to improve acoustic noise performance.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R193620&SystemID=XPS_M1530&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=17123&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=32&fileid=266959


#5

Hi folks,

New to CD freaks.

I’m a new programmer (in Unidata/Pick believe it or not), and am partially trained in more modern stuff (the CompTIA/Microsoft A+ Certification test to follow!) but have ran a complete blank on a problem with the Dell XPS M1530 (my girlfriend’s laptop which she uses for work).

We replaced Vista with XP, with a little help from work colleagues, and all is fine but for one aspect. The Optiarc ad-7640 DVD RW drive won’t write to DVD, and as far as I can see, won’t recognise itself as being capable of writing to DVD. It plays DVD’s, but I get an error message when trying drag files over to a new blank disc in order to write them. The error message presents you with either ‘Cancel’ as an option, which does exactly what it says on the tin, and ‘Retry’ which loops back to the same two options, i.e. doing NOTHING whatsoever.

really, I need burning facility for three reasons…1. because it is supposed to be able to do it (!), 2. for backing up our system, and 3. for writing avi files to disk for storage/playing on my DIVX DVD player at home, so nothing important but for the inability to backup at present.

Can someone suggest software/drivers, utilities or a step-by-step of what can be done to rectify this?


#6

[QUOTE=gunmetalx;2095220]Hi all firmware gurus, i have a optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A from the lenovo 3000 Y410 notebook that i owned, currently this dvdrw performance is really bad, it is real slow in reading discs and gives out very loud whirring sound.

So i was hoping that a newer firmware will fix all these, wanna ask where can i get the latest firmware for optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A?

I checked out liggy’s site for optiarc dvdrw firmware but couldn’t find any that matches my model? Is there any firmware which is compatible to it?

Appreciate the help, thanks! :iagree:[/QUOTE]

You are using lenovo Y410 ,me too. The optiarc 7640 from it is really bad,but you don’t replace it by DELL’s firmware because it’s not compatible .I did that,and now my Optiarc 7640 can’t do anything.:sad:


#7

Ok I have no Idea what to do here.

I am running Nero Express The disc says:
Nero express 6.3.1.12
InCD 4.2.4.1

O.S. Windows Vista(unfortunatly) Windows Vista SP1 mor specifically.

On a Dell XPS M1530

But I have the latest Firmware for my CD-RW(Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A ATA) with firmware JD06. That seemed to fix other peoples problems.

But here is the log that I have got from my last attempt.

Windows XP 6.0
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\PROGRA~1\Nero
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 8:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.12 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <OPTIARC AD-7640A DVD±RW>Version: JD06 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.12
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 11
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: DVD+R9 DL recorder
CD-ROM: <OPTIARC AD-7640A DVD±RW>Version: JD06 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.12
Adapter driver: <> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST9250827AS iaStor Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A E: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
Free physical memory: 1861MB (1906360kB)
Memory in use : 39 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

9.10.2009
CD-ROM (MP3)
11:57:52 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : TAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:57:52 AM #2 Phase 90 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Buffer Underrun Protection activated

11:57:52 AM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

11:57:52 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:57:52 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3167
Turn on Track-at-once, using CD-R/RW media

11:57:52 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 359845 ( 79:59.70)
Last address to be written: 334498 ( 74:21.73)

11:57:52 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:57:52 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A;
CDR code: 00 97 26 66; OSJ entry from: CMC Magnetics Corporation
ATIP Data:
Special Info [hex] 1: D0 00 98, 2: 61 1A 42 (LI 97:26.66), 3: 4F 3B 47 (LO 79:59.71)
Additional Info [hex] 1: 00 00 80 (invalid), 2: 00 80 00 (invalid), 3: 00 80 80 (invalid)

11:57:52 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

11:57:52 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 334499 (334499) = #334499/74:19.74
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 334497 blocks [Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A]

11:57:52 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 982
Prepare recorder [Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A] for write in TAO
DAO infos:

MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 307200 685361152, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
-150 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
-150 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
334499 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

11:57:52 AM #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1028
Removed 2 run-out blocks from end of track 1. Length: 334499 -> 334497.

11:57:53 AM #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files started

11:57:53 AM #14 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1187
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x06C35EA8
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x5A 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x48 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

11:57:53 AM #15 CDR -500 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2172
SCSI command aborted
Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A\H2 T0

11:57:53 AM #16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4177
Cache writing successful.

11:57:53 AM #17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Caching of files completed

11:57:53 AM #18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process started at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

11:57:53 AM #19 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1187
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x06C35EA8
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x5A 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x48 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

11:57:53 AM #20 CDR -500 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1462
SCSI command aborted
Optiarc DVD±RW AD-7640A\H2 T0

11:57:53 AM #21 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1836
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)

11:58:23 AM #22 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1187
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

11:58:23 AM #23 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1187
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x1E 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=6.4.645.100 (NT.070221-1001), size=101432 bytes, created 1/20/2008 9:23:26 PM
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=9200 bytes, created 10/17/2007 2:00:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.83a, size=44944 bytes, created 10/14/2008 1:36:37 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon

I noticed that the Log starts out by saying Windows XP6. Which I know I run Windows Vista because I regret not having any of my old XP stuff as I would go back instantly. So I am lost.

Please help if you can find anything wrong with this.

Ask if you need more info I will see what I can do.

I’m so lost.

Thanks.


#10

[QUOTE=gunmetalx;2095220]Hi all firmware gurus, i have a optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A from the lenovo 3000 Y410 notebook that i owned, currently this dvdrw performance is really bad, it is real slow in reading discs and gives out very loud whirring sound.

So i was hoping that a newer firmware will fix all these, wanna ask where can i get the latest firmware for optiarc dvdrw ad-7640A?

I checked out liggy’s site for optiarc dvdrw firmware but couldn’t find any that matches my model? Is there any firmware which is compatible to it?

Appreciate the help, thanks! :iagree:[/QUOTE]
Hi Gaizz I do had the Same Problem an Fixed By My Self

This is only a Dust Problem Which Can be Solved By Manually Cleaning {Note: DVD / CD Optic Lence Cleaners Discs would not Work Just do it Manually}

I have a Solution for this problem Which can be solved Easily for Optiarc DVD RW AD-7640A ATA Drive Or Any other Drives if it dos not reed your DVD Disc Or Could nor Write in a DVD Disc / But Some time it can Reed a CD Format Disc

Thar is no need to update your Firmware / System Resort / Device Driver or Buy a New Drive

Steps to be followed to solve DVD Disc reading Error on Optiarc DVD RW AD-7640A ATA Drive

  1. Turn your laptop Down Side UP

  2. You have to Remove 2 Screws (1. screw near to the Disc Ejector Button on drive) & (2. you have to Remove the a Center Screw on top which is visible)
    {Note: your Drive should come out smothley by gentle push on 1 Screw lathe}

  3. Now you can find 4 Screws Laid on the Drive a Printed Label Sticker Side. you have to remove the 4 Screws an gently push the top cover to back side an
    rel-lice the Top Cover an can find the Drive inner Parts with Dust { take a God Soft Quality Tissue Paper an clean all dust layed on the metal an plastic parts Gentle.

  4. I hope you can find the Drive Optic Lence on inner front corner Near to Disc Ejection Button

  5. Gentle Clean the Dust on Optic lence From One side to Other Side & change the Tissue Paper an again clean the Optic lence.

  6. Check all parts r Cleaned an you have to clean the front Black Cover (an soft cotton coted material) the Way disc enters the Drive with a Cleaning Brush.

  7. Re fix the top cover Screw it up & Fix the Drive Back in your Lap Top an Boot Up your System.

  8. Check it with a Scratch less Movie DVD Disc you can find your Drive is Alive Back an works as you bot it new.

  9. I hope u Got it


#11

[QUOTE=scooter952;2448256]Ok I have no Idea what to do here.

I am running Nero Express The disc says:
Nero express 6.3.1.12
[/QUOTE]

Obsolete Nero and InCD is also a bad idea.


#12

[QUOTE=gixinme;2490001]Hi Gaizz I do had the Same Problem an Fixed By My Self

This is only a Dust Problem Which Can be Solved By Manually Cleaning {Note: DVD / CD Optic Lence Cleaners Discs would not Work Just do it Manually}

I have a Solution for this problem Which can be solved Easily for Optiarc DVD RW AD-7640A ATA Drive Or Any other Drives if it dos not reed your DVD Disc Or Could nor Write in a DVD Disc / But Some time it can Reed a CD Format Disc

Thar is no need to update your Firmware / System Resort / Device Driver or Buy a New Drive

Steps to be followed to solve DVD Disc reading Error on Optiarc DVD RW AD-7640A ATA Drive

  1. Turn your laptop Down Side UP

  2. You have to Remove 2 Screws (1. screw near to the Disc Ejector Button on drive) & (2. you have to Remove the a Center Screw on top which is visible)
    {Note: your Drive should come out smothley by gentle push on 1 Screw lathe}

  3. Now you can find 4 Screws Laid on the Drive a Printed Label Sticker Side. you have to remove the 4 Screws an gently push the top cover to back side an
    rel-lice the Top Cover an can find the Drive inner Parts with Dust { take a God Soft Quality Tissue Paper an clean all dust layed on the metal an plastic parts Gentle.

  4. I hope you can find the Drive Optic Lence on inner front corner Near to Disc Ejection Button

  5. Gentle Clean the Dust on Optic lence From One side to Other Side & change the Tissue Paper an again clean the Optic lence.

  6. Check all parts r Cleaned an you have to clean the front Black Cover (an soft cotton coted material) the Way disc enters the Drive with a Cleaning Brush.

  7. Re fix the top cover Screw it up & Fix the Drive Back in your Lap Top an Boot Up your System.

  8. Check it with a Scratch less Movie DVD Disc you can find your Drive is Alive Back an works as you bot it new.

  9. I hope u Got it[/QUOTE]

You save the day.