No, that will not work. Firmware works just like flashing your BIOS. There is a flashible ROM inside your drive that can be upgraded "Flashed" just like your BIOS.
Two things. One if the damn thing doesn't do what you want it to anyway go for the upgrade or chuck it. Second, I am not totally sure that the drive would be a loss if the firmware went haywire. Talk to some of the guys around here they can tell you how to do it blind folded. Just make sure that you do it exactly the way they (Ricoh)tells you to and you will be fine. Flash it. If it brakes you'r no worse off IMHO!
Edited by - BigAlz1 on 06/19/2002 23:16:54
Edited by - BigAlz1 on 06/19/2002 23:18:37