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limaa
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Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Anyone here have the UDS1 or UDS2 Firmware for the Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive or can make a backup of it with mtkflash?
 
I bad flashed a Sony DW-Q58A Drive and need exactly that UDS1 Firmware version.
 
Thx in advance
PS: Please mail the file to: --removed--
 

Message Edited by limaa on 03-23-200601:26 PM

Message Edited by limaa on 04-09-200604:50 PM

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artizan365
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Hey man. I have the same exact problem. Tried googling but came up empty. Dell support was no support at all, they told me basically that I was on my own. I posted on a few other forums for anyone to provide the necessary bin file. If i hear anything (hopefully) i'll post it here.
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limaa
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

yep i used the wrong tool to backup the uds1 and just have a bad file now. My drive is working again with the uys3 firmware. But i still need/want the original firmware uds1 to get my dvd drive warranty back.

If anyone have a Dell laptop with Sony DW-Q58A DVD drive, write us please!

I would write an instruction how to backup the firmware. It's easy to do and nothing can happen, because your just "reading" it.

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artizan365
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Hey. I received a response from someone at one of the forums I posted on concerning the usd1. He e-mailed his backup and I tried to use it (with ltnFW) but to no avail. I haven't tried it with MTKflash or any other program however. I actually learned that I have full functionality with my drive as well (Uys2), so I'm not too upset. If anyone wants to try this bin file, send me a request at derrick_millin_jr@yahoo.com and I'll gladly send it to you

also if you figure out how to flash the file correctly, please post how you did it on this thread.

artizan

(Accidently posted this message as a seperate thread. Please disregard the thread)
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limaa
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Hi thanks, i will try your bin file tonight when i come home, but i think that this uds1 bin file will not work because you used ltnFW. I also used ltnFW to backup my firmware, but ltnFw is not compatible with the sony dw-q58a, even if the tool display "backup or update successful".My uds1 firmware backup with ltnFW does not work. But the newest mtkflash(dos) tool work with our drive fine!

So DONT'T trust/use ltnFW if your playing around with firmware updates/backups.
Use newest Mtkflash (dos) NOT (win)!

 

cya llimaa

Message Edited by limaa on 04-06-2006 10:35 AM

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limaa
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Your uds1 file does not work, i patched it to my sony dw-q58a and the dvd rom stoped working.
The file is bad because it was made with ltnFW. This tool is not compatible with the sony dw-q58a drive. Now im running uys3 again.
 
B.t.w.: you can always recover your dvd rom with mtkflash and working firmware file.
 
 
Ok, would be cool if anyone here could make a firmware backup of sony dw-q58a uds1 or 2 with mtkflash for us. I would help you with intructions!
 
thx in advance
llimaa
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artizan365
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

The fella who e-mailed me the bin file said that it only works with MtkFlash. I haven't verified this. Did you try to patch it with that particular program?
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limaa
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

yep i tried with both mtkflash and ltnFW.
mtkflash flashes the bin file to dvd drive but then the drive stops working, like with my own ltnFW usd1 backup bin file.

i think ltnFW makes a bad backup of the firmware, because a uys3 backup that was made with mtkflash works well with mtkflash.

Or the ltnFw bin file just works with ltnFW, but its not possible to flash the file with ltnFW back to the drive.

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shawns637
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

I have a new 6000 with the DW-Q58A drive and the firmware version is UDS1.

I can make a copy if you'd be kinda enough to walk me through it....

S

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limaa
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Re: Sony DW-Q58A DVD Drive Firmware

Cool, thats nice from you!

Ok.

You need to boot into Dos with a USB-Stick or floppy disk. Do you have a Floppy drive or USB-Stick?

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