Need help on Firmware flash on my re-badge benq dw1640

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#1

Hi, I have a daul format/double layer Internal Hal-Val DVD RAM model HDVD168DL. On my computer it read as a BENQ DVD DC DQ60.
I was told this is a re-badge BENQ DW1640.

I downloaded the files and follow the instruction from this link to update my firmware on my optical drive, http://www.fatwallet.com/t/54/534250

When I try to flash it using the BQflasher and bslb file I downloaded from that link. I got an error message 3/4 way through. Error message read “flash command fail”.

I was then given another link to download a different bslb.
http://support.benq.com/files/stora...1640/BSIB-1.zip

I try flashing again after I downloaded the bslb-1 from that link. Once again, 3/4 way through the error message “flash command fail” pops up again.

Is there something I’m doing wrong? Can someone help me with this.

Thanks,

Jason


#2

DQ60 is not a rebadge of 1640 :slight_smile:

one thing for sure is that 1640 cant handle DVD-RAM :slight_smile:


#3

Ok, so does anyone know how I can flash new firmware to my dvd drive?


#4

Hi Jason
StormJumper again just wanted to check on your progress on this issue :bigsmile:
I see you are still having problems :sad:
The last time we talked about this issue don’t remember you saying anything about it reads as a BenQ DQ60 :confused:
have you tried the firmware for that burner if not you may find the firmware at the link below

http://cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=151282&sid=7310b94a76943e530dc3557d502654b7

Tim :cool:

PS…since it is for that burner I dont think you need to flash it BUT not sure


#5

Ok the link in this forum that you gave me seem to work ok, so disregard the other message I sent u.

I’m gonna try flashing it with that tonight and I’ll let you know if it work or not.
Thanks for the help.

Jason


#6

I just got done trying to load the firmware flash MREC from this link http://support.benq.com/files/storage/Firmware/DVDRW/DQ60/MREC.zip
for my BENQ DQ60, but getting this error message, “Can’t load firmware into memory” when trying to load it using BQFlasher.

Jason.


#7

BQFlasher does not support the Panasonic chipset based DQ60 drive.
If you drive identifies as DQ60, you can directly flash MREC.