Sorry this post is in English language because some of my friends who only understand English language want to see this article. If you can’t read English language then please contact me to translate it back to Indonesia language.
For non technical person : don’t worry updating firmware is just require a few click and very simple.
I buy a new BENQ DW1800 several months ago and pretty satisfied with its performance. But I always wonder why my WOPC is always OFF, even when I have manually set it to “Enable”. With WOPC Enabled, the quality of burned DVD will increase. My friend (Dimas) tell me that this caused by some bug in Firmware. Currently my firmware is ZB34 and the newest is ZB37 so I plan to update my firmware.
The picture below show the disabled WOPC. I have try to enabled it but when I try to start NERO BURNING, It just goes back to disabled again.
I try to find a new Firmware for this BENQ DW1800 but pretty hard to find one. At last in some Chinese language sites, I able to download it but sadly I forgot to store the link so I choose to upload it to rapid share.
This link is the official BENQ Firmware (ZB37) : http://rapidshare.com/files/65724142/F2007081100052.zip.html
This link is the patched BENQ ZB37 firmware; my friend dimas tell me that the difference is just a faster burn in 8x mode http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares/dvdrw/DW1800.ZB37.patched-fb.rar
INSTALLING NEW BENQ DW1800 FIRMWARE
Because I am a computer geek, I try to use the patched version hahaha :). If you click on the exe files than a window will appear exactly as shown below:
Open the EXE files and press Update button (make sure you select the right Devices on drop down list)
Wait a moment (this should not longer than 5 minutes)
- Ok done! Restart your computer
- After restarting, windows may show you a window like this, just press “CONTINUE INSTALATION” and wait until window finished the installation.
Now look, on QSUITE the firmware version is updated to ZB37
- WOPC is now always on (if not enabled then enabled it)
I hope my article could help someone 😛