- You can verify your drive's ID string or "name" using Nero Infotool (shown and linked above).
-- For Windows PCs -- use the Windows Device Manager -- Right click on My Computer, then click the Hardware tab, and press the Device Manager button.
Double Click to expand the listing for your DVD drive.
It is very helpful, easy to use FREE software, offering useful features to help obtain information about your drive.
It can also give you information about the media you're using, by clicking on the "Disc" tab.
My 1620 still works fine with Nero and the 1655 worked with it before I switched the firmware. When I put the video in the 1620 and select "do you want to play the video using Nero showtime" the green led on the 1620 flutters for about 7 seconds and the video plays, but when I do the same thing with the video in the 1655, the green led just stays solid green and the showtime screen comes up but nothing happens.
It acts like there is a driver missing for the drive to talk to the Nero software. But the 1655 plays videos using the other video playing applications. So I went to the Nero home page and looked at updates, and you will be glad to know that Nero has a new version for Nero 7 ultra, just released today, Feb 6th. The old one was 188.8.131.52, and the new one is 184.108.40.206, and I updated to the new one and nothing changed.
I have sure learned a lot just reading your posts, and I appreciate your help.
just run the firmware and it will ask you which dvd writer you want to flash.
Is there a chance I could accidently put it into my 1620? Should I go to Device Manager and disable the 1620 while I perform this function?
With the BCAB fw my scans are consistant at 97 and 98 and the lightscribe works great. I am stepping outside my area of expertise here and fear screwing something up.
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