Sony DWU18A firmware upgrade

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#1

HI i am trying to upgrade my dwu18a to a dual layer burner. I am a newbie and if someone can point me to the steps required I would really appreciate it


#2

get this: http://usuarios.lycos.es/liteonfirmz/firmz/832.rar


#3

Can you actually what the steps are? Do I just execute this file or do I have to back something up. If so…how do I back it u. what tools do I need to perfrm thjis backup. Any suggestions would be helpful thanks


#4

you can backup the firmware with this tool: http://upload.cdfreaks.com/ftools/firmware.exe

then just unpack the .rar and run the flasher.


#5

Thanks for your help. I have not tried it yet. I am going to try it out when I get home. One other question I did have for you was. Is there a way I can upgrade the speed of my burner aswell.

Also I have a Toshiba laptop and it is about 1.5 years old. I have a 1x DVD burner in it. Can I upgrade this one to a dual layer and also can upgrade the speed. I apprecaite all your help.

Thanks

Karun


#6

your dwu18a will become a 832S when flashing with CG5G firmware. the 832s is dual layer capable.


#7

Why the link to this site? There’s not even a readme in that file. My suggestion would be to these links: :wink:
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/oc.html
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html#SOHW-832S