Originally Posted by TSHA222
Anyone with an A3 want to sell a complete idiot a fw update disc? I've tried a few different discs and no luck. Just get a message that it's not a DVD format or something along those lines...
Steps for Toshiba HD-DVD firmware disc
1. Gather what you need:
a. Have some blank cd-r's on hand and a computer with a cdrw burner in it.
b. Download "imgburn" from here:
This is the program you will use to create the firmware update disc.
c. download the Toshiba firmware images files for your computer. Look here and download
the appropriate files (version 4.0 for each model)
2. Get everything ready:
a. Install imgburn on your computer - let it install to its default location, etc.
b. Unzip the downloaded firmware files (probably just need to double-click them).
Make sure you know which resulting file is for which player (take notes).
3. "Burn" your firmware update disc:
a. launch imgburn
b. blank cd-r into burner
c. click "write image file to disc"
d. make sure "destination" is your burner.
e. choose a "write speed" in the middle of your burner/media speed rating (ie. 52x burner & 52x media, pick 24x or 26x).
f. under "source" - "browse for" and select the correct file to use (it should end in .iso - NOT .zip).
g. click the "write" button.
h. wait for program to say it successfully completed.
4. Update your hd-dvd player:
a. power the player on - open the tray - insert the proper firmware disc - close the tray.
b. say "yes" when it asks if you want to update.
c. let it run - it is slow - do not interrupt it under any circumstances!
d. it will take a while - and go through 5 steps, as I recall.
e. when done - remove the disc.