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Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update
This package provides the Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update and is supported on Latitude, Precision and Inspiron models.
Release Date 5/25/2004
Importance: Optional
Version: A04 See Previous Versions

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Previous Versions

<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A02</li></ul>
8/8/2003 6:04:48 PM
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A01</li></ul>
5/13/2003 3:17:24 PM


This package provides the Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update and is supported on Latitude, Precision and Inspiron models.

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

1. Please read FX2_A04.TXT for information about how to update the firmware. 2. Known issue: A04 is not compatible with some CD-ROM drives (part numbers 0G0405 and 00R115). 3. Dell recommends that users with these drive modules continue to use version.


Inspiron 300m
Inspiron 500m
Inspiron 510m
Inspiron 600m
Inspiron 8600
Inspiron 8600c
Inspiron 9100
Latitude 110L
Latitude D400
Latitude D410
Latitude D500
Latitude D505
Latitude D510
Latitude D600
Latitude D610
Latitude D800
Latitude D810
Latitude X1
Latitude X300
Precision M20
Precision M60
Precision M70
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 firmware

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Fixed intermittent system lockup when a hard disk drive was in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 9100 or Inspiron XPS. - Fixed ATA protocol error during initial device detection. Because of this error, some DVD ROM drives intermittently fail to be detected in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 300m. Enhancements - Not Applicable.

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File


1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (Where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file to be downloaded). Write down this path so the executable (I.e.Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3. The Self-Extractor window appears.
4. Click OK.
5. After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it.
6. Click Start button and then click Run.
7. Type "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file) in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.            


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