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Sony DVD RW DW-U14A

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by CSI, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. CSI

    CSI Guest

    Hello everybody!
    I need to find a driver to my DVD RW but I can't find it.
    Could somebody help me with it?
    Thanks
     
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  3. CSI

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    Yes I meant Firmware!
    Thanks!
     
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    Sure thing :)
     
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    I believe this is the OEM version of the DRU-510, which would mean there's no good hacked firmware, except that there might be one that lets you change it to a retail version which in Sony's case probably means more official firmware updates available.
     
  6. CSI

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    It could happen I'm new to this firmware thing.
    But the link I got worked fine.
    I guess because the update was okey.
    I'm happy that I get responds from all of u guys!
    Thanks friends!
     
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    No Problem. ;)
     
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    Here's the link to turn your Sony into a DRU-510. the real benefit is that you'll have access to updated firmware from Sony. I purchased a memorex CDRW (very inexpensively} and hacked its firmware to make it the Lite-on it was meant to be. Word of caution, do a firmware backup first. When you're done you'll have a much better product.
    Link to the hack.

    http://isweb44.infoseek.co.jp/computer/type-ive/files/14A_to_510A [1.0c].zip

    Once you've done that here's the sony frimware upgrade site.

    http://sony.storagesupport.com/legalagreement.zulu?dlid=dvdrw/downloads/Firmware10d/510A_10d.zip
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  9. CSI

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    This is great friends!
    Thanks all!!!
     
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    Here's link to Sony firmware update page, including the OEM versions. They list a firmware upgrade for the DW-14A on this page, version 1.0d, I've got this burner with version 1.0c, works great, no coasters if you use the right software, I even surf the internet and use my computer for other things will it burns with its 8meg buffer.

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=30
     
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    CSI

    Once you've flashed your drive to a DRU-510 don't use the OEM drivers use only those that are for the DRU-510 bcause you burner will no longer be an OEM.
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  12. CSI

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    wich programs are good with this update?

    Thanks again
     
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    If you've successfully flashed the firmware hack, then from here on in you treat exactly as you would any retail verion of the Sony DRU-510. You use only the latest firmware updates by Sony. Just forget what it was and go on the assumption that it is and has always been a DRU-510.
     
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    That's what I did with my U12a. It's now functioning normally as a DRU-500a
     
  15. CSI

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    Okey Sophocles

    Thanks alot friends for all your help!
    The DVD Burner is working great.
    I think I should try burning a PS2 game *lol*

    Thanks friends :)
     
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    Glad it all worked out.
     
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    Well I probably should have left well enough alone. I burned the flash to change from the dw-u14a to a dru-510a. Then updated to 1.0d. Now my dvd xcopy program won't recognize the drive.

    Anyone have a copy of the dw-u14a firmware or know where to get it?
     
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    Are you sure the firmware took? Have you tried to see if Nero info tool recognizes your drive and it will also give you your current firmware revision number.
     
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    Windows reports the drive as a dru-510a. I found a copy of the dw-u14a firmware, but of course, when I try to burn the flash, the program doesn't find a compatible drive anymore.

    I downloaded the Nero software from the link you gave me and it reports the drive as a Sony DVD RW dru-510a.
     
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    It reports the firmware as version V1.0c which is correct as I reburned it from a 1.0d to 1.0c just to see if that would make a difference with the dvd xcopy software--it didn't.
     

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