RPC1 firmware for Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S?

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc BC-5500S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hey,

Does anyone know if it’s possible to get RPC1 firmware for the Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S?

Cheers,

-Joel


#2

If it helps the DiscInfo Details are here:

DISCINFO VERSION   : 1.7.0 BETA.12
VENDOR             : Optiarc 
MODEL              : BD ROM BC-5500S 
REVISION           : 1.C0
LOADING MECHANISM  : Tray
BUFFER SIZE        : 2048KB
INTERFACE          : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME        : YES
STATUS             : Not Set
USER CHANGES       : 5
VENDOR CHANGES     : 4
CURRENT REGION     : Not Set
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY  : NO
COMPOSITE OUTPUT   : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE      : YES
MULTISESSION READ  : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1      : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2      : YES
READ ISRC CODE     : YES
READ BAD CODE      : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN   : YES
MT. RAINIER        : NO
CAN READ CDR       : YES
CAN READ CDRW      : YES
CAN READ CDRM2     : YES
CAN WRITE CDR      : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW     : YES
CAN TEST WRITE     : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM   : YES
CAN READ DVD-R     : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW    : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM   : YES
CAN READ DVD+R     : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW    : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R    : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW   : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM  : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R    : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW   : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 24
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 16



#3

Also for reference I have already tried binflash to see if I can dump the firmware. But it was not able to detect the drive.


#4

I think it was already tried before, but the commands that work to retrieve data from DVD burners don’t work on this drive. So without getting a firmware from somewhere else we probably cannot do much at all.


#5

Ahh I see.

So basically I just need to wait for Optiarc to release a new firmware update on this page? http://www.sonynec-optiarc.eu/en/support-service/downloads/blu-ray2


#6

It would at least be a good beginning.


#7

Hi Liggy,

I just noticed that new firmware has been released for the BC-5500S.

http://www.optiarc.eu/en/support-service/downloads/blu-ray2

This should be a first good step in getting the drive unlocked right?


#8

Unfortunately this firmware is encrypted and I do not know how to decrypt it. :frowning:


#9

I realize this is more than one month old now, but have you been able to flash your Optiarc drive using the firmware found on the vendor website (or a hacked version of it)? I have the same drive and same problem.

Thanks,
Marc


#10

[QUOTE=gwibz;2180551]I realize this is more than one month old now, but have you been able to flash your Optiarc drive using the firmware found on the vendor website (or a hacked version of it)? I have the same drive and same problem.

Thanks,
Marc[/QUOTE]

Hi Marc,

I tried the firmware on my drive and it didn’t work! Oh well, it just said update failed. I do have an Asus laptop and it said that it doesn’t work for OEM drives, I guess I’ll have to look out for the update from Asus, or maybe another OEM manufacturer.

And no I haven’t managed to find any hacked versions of firmware for this drive. I’ve barely been able to find any mention of this drive at all. I guess it is too new.


#11

I searching to for a new Firmware for my Notebook from Packarbell = Acer

Drive : Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S
Type : Blu-ray COMBO DL
Firmware Version : 1.B2
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Vendor Specific : Dec26,2007
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : n/a
Write Speed : n/a


#12

Then you need to ask ACER.


#13

Hi Liggy

Any updates on this BD problem, I myself have a BC-5500A which I would like to liberate from the shackles of RPC.