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PLDS DU-8A3S Ultra-slim SATA Trayload DVD+/-RW Firmware Update
This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PLDS DU-8A3S Ultra-slim SATA Trayload DVD+/-RW Firmware Update and is supported on the Latitude, Precision, Vostro Notebook and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Operating Systems: XP, Vista and Windows 7 and DOS.
Release Date 4/24/2011
Importance: Recommended
Version: KD04/KD12,A03

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Description

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PLDS DU-8A3S Ultra-slim SATA Trayload DVD+/-RW Firmware Update and is supported on the Latitude, Precision, Vostro Notebook and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Operating Systems: XP, Vista and Windows 7 and DOS.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating. 2. While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer. 3. Please reboot the computer after the firmware update is completed.

Compatibility

Systems
Latitude E4200
Latitude E6320
Latitude E6400
Latitude E6400 ATG
Latitude E6400 XFR
Latitude E6410
Latitude E6410 ATG
Latitude E6420
Latitude E6420 ATG
Latitude E6500
Latitude E6510
Latitude E6520
Latitude XT2
Latitude XT2 XFR
Precision M2400
Precision M4400
Precision M4500
Vostro 3300
Vostro 3350
XPS 14 (L401X, Late 2010)
Operating Systems
MS Windows 7 32-bit
MS Windows 7 64-bit
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

  • DU-8A3S Ultra-slim SATA Trayload DVD+/-RW

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancement - Improved the compatibility of DVD-R DL - Improved the detection of the optical drive

Installation instructions

            
Windows based firmware update for PLDS DU-8A3S DVDRW:  1. Download and unzip the KD04KD12.zip into your desktop. 2. In "KD04KD12" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder. 3. In "Windows" folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on "DELLWIN.EXE". 4. Click on "Update" button. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete. 5. You should see "Firmware has been updated successfully!". 6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on "Now".  DOS based firmware update for PLDS DU-8A3S DVDRW:  1. Unzip the KD04KD12.zip into your bootable USB key. 2. In "Dos" folder, just type "DELLDOS.EXE". 3. Please select "1" (assume this is the only optical drive) and wait for 2 minutes. 4. You should see "Firmware update successfully!". 5. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please "y".            
        

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