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hp dvd300i firmware problem

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by vaneeden, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. vaneeden

    vaneeden Member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    i have a hp dvd300i which i recently bought, and everytime i was on the net it would ask me if i wanted to
    upgrade my firmware. Eventually i got really irritated with this annoying message that i just did the upgrade.
    Well, needless to say that after that everything went pear shaped and now i cannot read dvd movies or my dvds
    that i have written. In my frantic desperation i downloaded a cracked firmware to revert back to my original firmware
    as the support from hp was not proving fruitful (surprise! surprise!). The 'downgrade' was successful except for the fact
    that i still cant read dvds etc. CAN ANYONE IN THIS MAD WORLD GIVE ME AN ANSWER PLEASE?
    Ps. how do i get rid of that annoying upgrade pop up menu?
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

    Oct 23, 2003
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    Hi vaneeden, I don't have that drive, but I would guess that in the settings or properties there has to be a box to check or uncheck depending on how it is stated to stop the pop up. It will say something like check for updates automatically. There may be a better HACKED firmware at
    www.rpc1.com. But using hacked firmware usually voids the warranty. So be careful.

  3. Geredeth

    Geredeth Guest

    Greetings. This is actually the EXACT issue I am having. HP told me to contact the people who made the dvd's.
    Sadly, thats way to many companies (all my dvd's) to contact. I was wondering if you found any answer to it since your original post?
  4. chthomson

    chthomson Regular member

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Hi vaneeden
    When you installed the HP drive did you install all the supplied software. To upgrade HP firmware HP's Record Now must be present. I have a HP 300i drive that I have upgraded the firmware three times and now have firmware version 320. Which OS are you running ?
    I hope this helps

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