Question about Sony COMBO |CRX850E SLIM % (CRX850E) Burner
I've been on the dell site and gone through all the systems check ups using the f12 button during start up, and the laptop is happy that the drive is functioning ok (Which it is, well, it make all the right noises and lights are flashing when a disc is in it) but it will not complete the 'read' test.
The drive sounds like its trying but i get nothing from any disc???????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tried the latest firmware?
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
SOURCE: No firmware update available
why do you want or need a firmware update ?
if the drive is functioning correctly, it,s best to leave it alone.
Flashing a drive with firmware, can lead to an unusable drive. if you get a corrupt file-bad flash or power cut. you,ll have a pretty paperweight.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
1. pl confirm ur drive as as sony as AW-Q170A
2. Download both file necflash_wingui.zip and 113bt_rpc1.zip
3. If ur not sure about drive being master or slave turn all the IDE to PIO mode. Pl remember flashing will not be possible if in other mode.
4. Unzip the zip file
5. Run necflash dump the firmweare file at safe location and flash the bin file with 113Bt_prc.bin.
6. Reboot in safe mode. Restore IDE to original mode.
7. Reboot and start normally. Bingo prob is solved
Posted on May 01, 2008
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