Dell FW DP10N External USB DVD-ROM, v.A102

This release updates HLDS DP10N External USB DVD-ROM Optical Drives to firmware revision A102. PN# GRHR5 shipped after October 2011 will flash to A102. Includes Windows update utilities only, must be executed / installed from a Windows Operating System.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes / Enhancements:
- Resolved an issue when booting to media in UEFI mode if there is a delay during boot can cause drive to timeout


Version A102, A02


Removable Storage

Release date

06 Dec 2011

Last Updated

04 Jun 2013


Available formats

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Other versions
A101,A01 03 Jun 20137:13:29 PM
Compatible Systems
Applies to
DP10N External USB DVD-ROM
Installation instructions
Instructions for HLDS_DP10N-EXTERNAL-USB-DVD-_A02_R318499.exe


1. Click the Download Now link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
After the files are extracted the message "all files were successfully unzipped will appear".
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

1. Select on the method you prefer "Windows" or "DOS" exe.
2. Double Click on the exe. file
3. Files will be installed to your computer.
4. Follow the on-screen installation instructions in the window
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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.