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Firmware upgrade for Optorite DD0203

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by G4MERZO1D, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. G4MERZO1D

    G4MERZO1D Regular member

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    does anybody know what is happening here?
    i have downloaded the 2.50 firmware update for the Optorite DD0203 and when i double click the .exe it pops open and then closes.
    within the zip file of the firmware are the files:

    1) DV2.bin
    2) Dvflash.exe
    3) readme.txt

    within the txt doc it reads:

    1. Please upgarde your BIOS on REAL DOS mode, not VIRTUAL DOS.
    2. Command: dvflash dv2.bin /f

    XP Pro
    regards

     
  2. chthomson

    chthomson Regular member

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    Hi G4MERZOID
    I have an Optorite DD0203. I have to update the firmware via a DOS boot. I created a DOS boot disc and added the firmware update files. I then rebooted the computer into DOS and ran the firmware update. It updated just fine. I think Optorite has gone this route to lessen the firmware update failures.
    I hope this helps
     
  3. G4MERZO1D

    G4MERZO1D Regular member

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    i sound really n00by here :/ BUT
    would you be able to give me a step by step run through on how to exactly do it?
    regards
     
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    chthomson Regular member

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    Hi G4MERZO1D
    I will see what I can do
    First
    We need to make a boot disc on a floppy - see www.bootdisk.com.
    Second
    We copy the DV2.bin and Dvflash.exe files to that disk
    Third
    Shut down the computer
    Insert floppy to floppy drive
    Restart the computer
    Enter Bios setup and ensure the computer will boot from the floppy
    Restart the computer again
    let it boot to Real Dos
    Run Dvflash.exe
    answer the questions and then update
    If you are not sure how to run this update have a local computer wiz run it instead. A botched firmware upgrade could toast the drive.
    I hope this helps


     
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    G4MERZO1D Regular member

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    many regards for that, so i go to that site, and download one of the dos .exe's??
    put that to a floppy along with the .bin and the other .exe file.
    shut down, insert disk, reboot, bios setup, read from floppy, run .exe, follow on screen and hey presto? ;) liking it.
    i never use dos and havnt since i was about 9 or 10 (NO JOKE), so which dos i need?

    DOS 5.0
    DOS 6.0
    DOS 6.21
    DOS 6.22
    DOS 6.22 5 1/4 1.2 meg disk

    could u also give me a rating out of 10 for the drive ;)
    sorry once again
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    ok, really struggling here.
    just got the drive delivered and its come pre-flashed with the 2.17 firmware.
    i want to upgrade the firmware to 2.50 (NEW), managed to get to real dos mode to flash, i hit A:\ then dvflash dv2.bin /f like instructed in the readme.txt, then gives me a choice of my 2 drives to flash, i choose the OptoRite DD0203 and then it says something like unable to flash this drive
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    ok sorted that out got with the real 2.50 f/w but wont backup my xbox games! grrr

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    Hi G4MERZO1D
    Sorry I have not replied earlier. Last week became crazy with a funneral, mother-in-law in hospital and Easter. I glad you found the right firmware and it updated OK. I do not know much about Xbox games. Someone else may need to chip in and help you out
    Good Luck
     
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    no problem mate
    :eek: found out my drive is a DD0201 :eek: lucky boy, so ive flashed it with the right DD0201 f/w
    thanks for your help
    regards
     

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