Many times, the belts are specified as their half length, which is more like 42mm, 55mm, 89mm, mm and mm. These are the ones you should grab. Act like your business depends on them Backups: This combination of write specifications is currently the fastest available for internal DVD writers and by technical specification comparison alone, the DW is undeniably an appealing proposition. As a result, I also beta-tested ImgBurn version 1. It then succumbed to laser failure and owing to a lack of replacements, I got an upgrade to a LiteOn SOHWS which had its own benefits and drawbacks. Transfer Rate Reading Tests 3.

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SA – Page 3 To continue disassembling the drive requires an emergency eject with a paperclip, so as to remove the front fascia panels. It came in a sealed clear plastic bag bwnq a product information card in Chinese that had not been filled out at all.

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BenQ DW1640 – DVD±RW (+R DL) drive – IDE Series

For reference reasons, we post the following pictures. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. One Response to Tech Flashback: The upper lid has the spindle clamp kept captive within it, as is common for PC drives. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, You can easily change the default parameters of your burners with this powerful utility.


The offending belt is a much longer belt about mm circumference than the average drive has which is about 80mm circumference. A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Dw640.

BenQ Australia DW1640

The ID label located on the underside of the drive see photo dww1640 shows that our drive was manufactured during April in Malaysia. Proudly powered by WordPress. In the case of my Philips Bluray player, none of these belts proved helpful. Cyber Monday Newegg: Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature.

Now let’s take a look at the drive itself. But when it comes to writing, all bets are off, as the actual result may not even work as drives struggle to finalize the disc or fail bennq maintain tracking towards the outer area. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news.

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Owing to the presence of error correction data within the recorded data, a simple read-back verify would succeed as long as sufficient data remained readable to recover the original data post-error-correction. You will find QVideo 2. If the tray has enough clearance, it may be even possible to use some needle-nose tweezers to do the replacement without disassembly, but I decided to tear it xw1640 first. Like many optical drives of any vintage, the rubber belt that powers the tray has degraded much like as what happened to my Bluray player.

There should be d1640 POFs, else unreadable data is quite likely.


Repair: BenQ DW DVD±RW Drive Tray with Chinese Belts | Gough’s Tech Zone

DVD Reading speed 16x Max. A barcode inventory label was affixed to the other side. Undoing four screws allows the rear plate to be removed, where a few thermal pads are installed to conduct heat to the drive casing as ddw1640 heatsink.

To do such quality scans requires third-party software. The drive does not support Mount Rainier and it uses the well known RPC II region control, allowing dw11640 user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.

Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece Fast, incredibly portable data storage — with one missing piece by Dong Ngo. Despite BenQ being a subsidiary brand of Acer, the DW was a big break from their normally rather unremarkable and pedestrian peripherals.

We received a black coloured drive, but there is an option to choose between this or a white coloured burner. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. When I received it, the package smelt heavily of rubber. The belts came in about five different sizes roughly sorted. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 26,