Upgrade ddw-813 ?!

Hi guys ! where is the file section ? can’t find one anywhere !?
Looking for apps to upgrade my DDW-813S (or LVW-5026) and also the firmware files. Being going round in circles for hours !!! HELP !! Stu :sad:

Search this forum for “lvw-5026 firmware” should find firmware for your recorder.

That didn’t help. :frowning: It’s all for 5026, I want it for DDW-811s. Want to try n upgrade the drive, otherwise it’s a replacement drive from another recorder. Tried the replace with a PC recorder idea, not impressed, messy at best. Stu

that should have been DDW-813s, of course :smiley:

Your original post said “DDW-813S (or LVW-5026).” According to http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/help-bad-flash-ddw-813s-drive-137405/ the DDW-813S is found in standalone recorders only and most likely doesn’t have a separate update since its update should be included in the recorder firmware updates. Probably your best bet for burner update is a burner replacement like some in that thread link and others have done.

Ya! you can download B20N or B20P here:

http://electronmania.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-firmware-for-lvw-5005-ddw-813s.html

that just screwed my drive !! now I have no drive to upgrade :frowning: my PC won’t even boot with this drive connected ! 2 steps backwards, I think.

[QUOTE=Stu_A;2225168]that just screwed my drive !! now I have no drive to upgrade :frowning: my PC won’t even boot with this drive connected ! 2 steps backwards, I think.[/QUOTE]

try this—
http://digi.rpc1.org/mtkflash.htm

thanks for that :slight_smile: I think I finally got there, phew !! I can now read +Rs again, as well as -Rs. No need for a new, untidy drive, just needed to upgrade the old one :slight_smile: It may have been the media speed that was causing the problem, may never know :wink: The normal flash utility did NOT like the B20P version at all ! but was ok with the N ver… Mtkflash seems to work with all. Had to boot with drive disconnected, then connect drive when at A: prompt, before running Mktflash. It seems happy to run, even if the drive isn’t listed in the bios list. Stu