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Philips D028 DVD+RW, v.1.68, A03
Provides support for 8x DVD+R media; write speed maximum will be 2.4x
Release Date 3/24/2004
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.68,A03

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Provides support for 8x DVD+R media; write speed maximum will be 2.4x

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

Please review the custom installation instructions carefully


Dimension 2300
Dimension 2350
Dimension 4500
Dimension 4500S
Dimension 4550
Dimension 8200
Dimension 8250
Precision 340
Precision 350
Precision 450
Precision 530
Precision 650
SmartPC 350D
SmartPC 450D
SmartStep 250N
Operating Systems
MS Windows 2000
MS Windows XP

Applies to

  • D028 DVD+RW

Fixes & Enhancements

Provides support for 8x DVD+R media; write speed maximum will be 2.4x

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for R74274.EXE: 

NOTE:  User must have administrator rights to change the drive firmwar
1)  Download "R74274.exe" to a specific location on your hard drive -- For example: c:\168update
2)  Click on the executable, redirect the output to the same directory -- in this case c:\168update
3)  The flash utility should start automatically
4)  Ensure that the Philips D28 drive is identified as the target drive
5)  Ensure that the firmware update is identified as m5a25168.ric
6)  Remove media by ejecting tray; leave tray out, do not close tray
7)  Select "next" and "start" to excute update
8)  Reboot system to complete update            


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