TC 8000 Duplication Controller
Firmware Utilities allows the firmware used by the TC-8000
Tower and the CD-R or CD-RW drives to be updated (depending
on the drive model).
Load System F/W
The software that is used by the TC-8000 to copy CD-Rs
may be updated from time to time, to add new features
or support for new drives. The following functions are
used to update the firmware in the machine.
Load F/W from CD
This function reads firmware from a firmware CD-R and
installs it in the TC-8000 Duplicator electronics. A
firmware CD-R can be created by writing an ISO-9660
CD-R with an R-Quest TC-8000 series firmware file in
the root directory.
Load F/W XMODEM
This function allows firmware to be transferred to the
TC-8000 Duplicator via the serial (RS232) port using
standard Xmodem protocol. Select which serial port to
use (Port 2 is the port on the rear of the machine),
and what speed to run at (9600 baud or 115000 baud).
Typical host software would be HyperTerminal in Windows®.
Please refer to the HyperTerminal instructions in Appendix
Load Drive F/W
The drive manufacturer may update the software that
is used by the CD-R or CD-RW drives from time to time.
This could be for bug fixes, new features or format
support, or to optimize the recording quality on new
media as it becomes available.
A file containing R-Quest approved drive firmware can
be obtained from the R-Quest web site, or R-Quest authorized
distributors. This is the ONLY file that should be used
to update the drives. Do not attempt to use any other
file, as it may contain firmware that has not been approved
VERY IMPORT NOTE:
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you do
not turn off the power while this function is running.
Turning off the power before the Duplicator has completed
the drive upgrade may leave your CD recorders in a state
where they no longer function correctly. If you are
in any doubt about this, please contact R-Quest, or
an authorized R-Quest distributor before using this
The update process is very
simple, but user confirmation is requested several times
before the drives are actually updated. The drive firmware
update file MUST be located in the root directory of
a standard ISO9660 CD-ROM. Choose the menu item Utilities|Firmware
Utilities|Load Drive F/W and follow the prompts on the
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