New Firmwares: BenQ DW1655 BCGB and DW1650 BCFC

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#1

http://bbs.cdbest.net/read.php?tid=153357


#2

I guess soon, maybe this is also a leaked firmware.


#3

BCFC still suffered the problem of speed scan dips at 8X P-CAV. :disagree:


#4

There is another sign of that firmware

http://bbs.cdbest.net/read.php?tid=153725


#5

a post from the above mentioned forum also reveals that a new firmware BCGB will be released for 1655 soon!


#6

Very nice, but scanning dips still exist! :frowning:


#7

[B][I]DW-1655[/I][/B]_
http://service.benq.com.cn/DriverDown/BookDown.aspx?ProductTypeID=52&ProductID=489

[B][I]DW-1650[/I][/B]_
http://service.benq.com.cn/DriverDown/BookDown.aspx?ProductTypeID=52&ProductID=490


#8

Thanks a lot for the links trenmik, highly appreciated.

Any info on what was changed / improved with this new firmware?

The other BenQ sites I checked don’t seem to have it yet.


#9

Thanks man. Is there any changelog on the china site? :flower:


#10

This cd-rw bug is not fixed in BCFC for the DW 1650.


#11

Hm, links don’t seem to work anymore. That’s kinda fishy if you ask me.

I’ll wait with flashing until the firmware shows up on the other BenQ sites as well.


#12

These links work for me. :slight_smile:


#13

Yes, the direct links still seem to work indeed, thanks. I wonder why I can’t browse the BenQ China service pages anymore. Maybe due to high load.


#14

As said here already, the links seem to work again. Guess the BenQ China site got ‘CD freaked’… :wink:


#15

Errr why is that firmware not on the BenQ website?> is it official or not?


#16

Has any1 testest the new firmware?


#17

I tend to agree. Even if it’s legitimate BenQ fw,
what if there’s a difference between fw for China
and fw for the rest of the world? I seem to remember
sometime in the past there was a version of fw
that was only for drives sold in China, but I don’t
remember now which drive (1620?) or fw…


#18

No, these firmware revisions are the real deal. New drives currently being produced come standard with these new revisions. I have pushed BenQ Technical Support hard for the release of these goodies for my upcoming review of the BenQ DW1650.

Regards,
TerminalVeloCD


#19

What will the delay be like for them to have the new firmware up at the UK site would you say?


#20

Greg,
Who knows, the 1650&1655 are still not listed on the US site at all. As for me, I’ll flash this as soon as I get home to see if it fixes the CDRW issue. If not, I’ve lost nothing, since I don’t have any SolidBurn info stored. Back and forth between BCDB and BCGB shouldn’t be a problem. Unfortunately, I’m working on a big CD w/ LightScribe Label project and I am out of things that need to go on DVD at the moment.
-IcE