This firmware fixes following issue :- Corrected the write parameters for DVD RW 8x RICOH disks and DVD R DL 8x RICOH disks.IMPORTANT NOTES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLYPlease make sure that there is no disk in the device before you execute this firmware.Do not shutdown the unit while the Firmware update procedure is in progress.Please make sure you are running on mains power when doing the update.Do not stop the Firmware update procedure while in progress.Not following any of the above, could severely damage your system !! 1. How to verify if your unit has a Pioneer DVR-K16?1. Click on the Start button and then right click on My Computer.2. Click on Properties.3. Select the Hardware tab and than click on Device Manager.4. Double click on DVD/CD-ROM drives.5. Verify now that you can see "Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K16".6. If you have the corresponding drive, than you can proceed with the Firmware upgrade.2. Download and install Instructions 1. Download the file PIFOPD-01382000-UN.exe, and save it to a download directory (ex. C:Download). 2. Go the download directory, and double-click PIFOPD-01382000-UN.exe.3. A popup will appear : The use in an improper way may cause.... Please ready carefully and follow the instructions. Press Yes to proceed.4. A popup will appear : The drive has been pre-selected and you see the current and updated firmware version5. Press Update to do the update.6. The drive will eject and it will take approx 25 seconds to do the update.7. When the update is completed a popup will show indicating that the update was successful and asks to restart the PC.8. Press Ok and the PC will reboot.9. The PC will detect new hardware (optical drive)Specifications:High-end business notebook with powerful graphics plus advanced communication and security features * Complete hardware and software security solutions including fingerprint recognition, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology for hardware-level encryption and professional antivirus software * Widescreen X-black LCD for enhanced brightness and contrast and visibly richer colours * New design concept with built-in camera and Bluetooth communication capability * Multi-function bay for smart exchange of optical drive and hard disk modules on the notebook and on the optional docking stationArchitecturePlatform Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technologyChipset Intel 945GMCPU SectionMicroprocessor Full Name Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5500, Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyMicroprocessor Manufacturer IntelMicroprocessor Speed (GHz) 1.66Microprocessor Type Intel Core 2 Duo ProcessorL2 Cache (KB) 2048.0Frontside Bus (MHz) 667.0MemoryMemory Speed (MHz) 533.0Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM (2x512MB)Max. Memory (MB) 2048.0Memory Size (MB) 1024.0DrivesOptical Drive Type DVD -RW/ -R DL/RAMHard Drive Capacity (GB) 80Hard Drive Speed (rpm) 5400.0Optical Drive Fitting Built-inHard Drive Type Serial ATADrives SpeedWrite CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD-R DL x4, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD R DL x4, DVD R x8, DVD RW x8, DVD-RAM x5Read CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD R DL x6, DVD R x8, DVD RW x8, DVD-RAM x5DisplayDisplay Type X-black LCDDiagonal Size (in) 14.1Resolution Format 1024x768Resolution Type XGAGraphicsGraphic Card Full Name Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Series with up to 128MB Dynamic Video Memory shared with Main MemoryProducer IntelInterfaces4 Pin i.LINK (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps 1.0DC in 1.0Docking Station Interface 1.0Memory Stick Slot 1.0Memory Stick Slot Type Memory Stick standard, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, high speed data transfer and MagicGate compatible.Microphone Jack 1.0RJ-11 Direct Port (Modem) 1.0RJ-45 Direct Port (Network) 1.0USB Speed High/Full/LowUSB Port (quantity) 3.0USB Version 2.0USB Connector Type AVGA Connector for Monitor 1.0PCMCIA Card Type I or II 1.0SD Card Slot 1.0Audio out 1.0Audio out Type(s) Stereo Headphone/Speakers jackConnectivityBuilt-in Modem V92/V.90Integrated Wireless LAN YESWireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps) 54.0Wireless LAN Range (m) max. 100Integrated Bluetooth (Version) 2.0 EDRBluetooth Range (m) 10Wireless LAN Type 802.11a/b/g CCX CertifiedEthernet network 1000 BASE-TX/100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-TMultimediaIntel High Definition Audio compatible YES3D Surround YESBuilt-in Stereo Speakers YESWindows Sound System Compatible YESBuilt-in CameraBuilt-in 'Motion Eye' Digital Camera YESFrames per Second 30.0Image Sensor (Mega Pixels) 0.37Motion Picture Function YESMotion Pictures max. Resolution (pixels) VGA (640x480)Keyboard SectionTouch Pad 1.0FeaturesSpecial Buttons Power button, Wireless switch, Short-cut Keys (S1 & S2), MuteSecurity Platform Infineon Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Security Features TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Finger Print RecognitionAuto Resolution Plug and DisplayKensigton Lock YESSoftwareVideo & TV WinDVD 5.0 for VAIOPhoto Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0CD-DVD Burning Roxio DigitalMedia SE 7Office Application Adobe Acrobat Elements 7.0, Adobe Reader 7.0, Microsoft Works 8.0, Microsoft Office 2003 SBE (Try & Buy)Security & Other Norton Internet Security 2006 (with 90 days free virus update), VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 - HDD recovery (hidden partition), Google software package, WebExIt is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.