Update methods for Windows
RFlash Upgrade Procedures
|1.||Save the downloaded file to a folder and expand it. It is recommended that you save the files on a hard disk which has over 2MB of free space, because there may not be sufficient disck space if the file is expanded on a floppy disk.|
|2.||Running the downloaded file should create the following files.
- File List - ( The case of MP5120A ) -
RFlash.EXE/ M5a00134.BIN/ JHISTORY.TXT/ EHISTORY.TXT
|3.||The following hardware is required:
*Host computer (PC-AT compatible, OS:Windows95/98/Me/NTWS4.0/2000 pro/XP)
|4.||Connect the host computer to the Drive, then after making the following settings, start Windows95/98/Me/NTWS4.0/2000 pro/XP on the host computer.|
|1)||Double-click on My Computer.|
|2)||Double click on the folder in which is the downloaded file is to be expanded.|
|3)||Double-click on the file RFlash.EXE to run it.|
|4)||The firmware download program is started as follows;|
(The following assumes the MP5120A drive is the Secondary-Slave.):
|5)||Check the target drive and the version number of the firmware, and click the Next button. And then, the following dialog box appears;|
|6)||Confirm the information in the dialog box again, and click the Start button.|
|7)||Keep hands away from the keyboard and the mouse, too during downloading, and wait for a while.|
|8)||Downloading is complete, the following dialog box appears:|
|9)||Click the Close button to close the program. Be sure to TURN OFF the power of the PC with properly. Just REBOOTING will not complete the process.|
|10)||Download is completed.
To confirm the change in the firmware, please refer to EHISTORY.TXT
Check the following items to ensure success in uploading.
|1.||Be sure to check that the proper file has been downloaded for your model. The firmware only for RICOH MPXXXX series drive is posted on the Ricoh.com web site.|
|2.||Quit all other applications, especially memory-resident programs.|
|3.||Be sure to remove any media from the tray before upgrading.|
|4.||Check to see if the drive is properly recognized by the OS. The firmware upgrading will NOT solve the problem when the drive is not detected by the System.|
|5.||It is better to install writing software (pre-mastering software) on the PC.|
|6.||For ATAPI drives: If your PC has a VIA chipset, check the properties of the drive from Device Manager. If the DMA option is enabled, change it to disabled before uploading. You can set it back to enabled after the uploading is finished.|
|7.||For ATAPI drives: Try to remove any other IDE peripherals and upload the firmware with the drive set as the Secondary Master. We usually suggest uploading the firmware connecting the drive alone.|
|8.||For SCSI drives: We recommend trying it with a recommended SCSI card installed in the PC. The details are available on each drive's specification page.|
|9.||Try with the 'Backup Current F/W' option enabled in the Rflash program just in case, so that you can set it back again with the firmware backed up. (You cannot backup MP5240A firmware, even you choose the option.)|
|10.||A stand alone PC unplugged from any network, or a simple environment without any other peripherals would be best for avoiding unexpected problems.|
Also refer to [FAQs for firmware] for further information.
If the uploading method fails and the drive is no longer detected properly, and if you cannot try it again, there is no way to set it back by yourself. In that case you will have to take the drive for repair through the store where you purchased it.