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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.

Version

  • Version KD04/KD12, A03

Applies to

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

Date

Release date
24 Apr 2011
Last Updated
05 Mar 2014

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).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:KD04KD12.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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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.

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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