From: Bill Morrow (penzance_at_gate.net)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 11:53:42 EST
i applied it to the DVD-CD in my 770Z, running under w2k..
here is the text file associated with the firmware update..
IBM ThinkPad January 24, 2000
CD-ROM Drive Firmware Update Utility Diskette
This program is language independent and can be used with any language
What This Diskette Does
This Firmware Update Utility Diskette updates the CD-ROM Drive firmware
stored in the CD-ROM Drive to fix problems, add new functions, or expand
functions as noted below.
The supported models are as follows.
- ThinkPad i Series 1400
- ThinkPad 570
- ThinkPad 380X, 380Z
- ThinkPad 390, 390E, 390X, i Series 1700
- ThinkPad 600, 600E
- ThinkPad 770, 770E, 770X, 770Z
Note : This utility checks the version of drive firmware automatically
whether the firmware should be updated or not.
To determine if you should update the drive firmware, please refer to the
"Summary of Change" section.
To update the drive firmware, please refer to the "Updating Drive
Version 1.00 Initial release
Summary of Change
Key: <n.nn> Diskette Version (for example, 1.00 means Version 1.00)
(New) New Function or Enhancement
- (New) Initial Release to support Windows2000(*)
Updating Drive Firmware
- You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the drive
1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
2. Insert the Firmware Update Utility into the diskette drive
and turn on the computer.
3. Press '1' key to view the README file.
Press '2' key to start firmware update process. Follow the
instruction on screen to proceed with update.
4. When update is complete, power-off and power-on the computer
for the update to become effective.
Warning: Do not turn off the computer until the update
has been completed. IF YOU TURN OFF THE COMPUTER
WHILE THE UPDATE IS STILL IN PROGRESS, THE DIRVE
MAY BECOME DAMAGED.
"Ronald W. Heiby" wrote:
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> Hello ThinkPad Users,
> I'm looking at the IBM Support web site, and see the relatively new
> "TP General - CD/DVD-ROM Firmware Update Utility diskette". I'm
> confused by it, though.
> Reading the title, it appears to apply to the DVD-ROM drive. However,
> the supported models list does *not* include the 770ED. Also, the text
> on the page only talks about the CD-ROM drive.
> Does anyone know if this is actually something that should be
> installed for the DVD-ROM that came with the 770ED systems? Is it
> really only for Win2000 systems, or does it help DVD-ROM capability
> with other operating systems, too?
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-- Happy trails...
** Bill Morrow ** :-) WEB page http://thinkpads.com e-mail: bill_at_thinkpads.com, penzance_at_gate.net
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