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Important Notice
Read the following before attempting any upgrade:
  • Perform the upgrade at your OWN RISK as any upgrade will void your warranty and forfeit any support from the manyfacturer(s).
  • We DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY when something goes wrong during the upgrade.
  • The upgrade is intended for EXPERT USERS only who know what they are doing.
  • Only perform the upgrade when it is absolutely necessary, for example to use the CD-Writer with incompatible burning software programs.
  • Before performing the upgrade turn off and exit ALL CD-related programs which may interfere with the upgrade (especially packet-writing software like Adaptec DirectCD or Ahead InCD).
  • Always power off the computer to perform a COLD BOOT. Then turn on the computer and test if the upgrade was successful.
Upgrade a Ricoh RW7040A/S to a Ricoh MP7040A/S
Modified Ricoh MP7040A (IDE) 1.30 firmware upgrade for the Ricoh RW7040A 
Modified Ricoh MP7040S (SCSI) 1.30 firmware upgrade for the Ricoh RW7040A 
Ricoh created two kinds of 7040A/7040S drives:
  • Ricoh MP7040A/S
  • Ricoh RW7040A/S

The MP7040 is the RETAIL version and the RW7040 is the OEM version. In most cases it doesn't matter much if it is a MP or a RW model but some CD-Writer software only supports the MP model.

Physically they are identical drives only the internal model number differs. Because of this model number differs it is not possible to just use the MP firmware on the RW drive as the flash software will detect this.
By modifying the MP firmware by replacing the MP model number for the RW model number and recalculating the CRC the flash software will think it is a valid firmware.

Ricoh RW7040A to Ricoh MP7040A Upgrade
  • Extract the MP7040AF_130.ZIP file to a temporary directory.
  • Execute RFLASH.EXE and follow the onscreen instructions.
Ricoh RW7040S to Ricoh MP7040S Upgrade
  • Extract the MP7040AS_130.ZIP file to a temporary directory.
  • Execute RFLASH.EXE and follow the onscreen instructions.
NOTE: Make sure to select the Back Up current F/W option to first make a backup of the current firmware before burning.

Keep in mind that a future firmware first has to be modified before they can be used.

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