Falkentyne wrote:I've asked *****SO****** many times yet not a SINGLE PERSON has dumped the firmware? I said you can buy the Mstar ISP unit and dump it (and flash it with a 98% chance of success). You can even USE LINUX and read the existing firmware (using the Linux instructions) but stopping before the "write" part, with a ZERO chance of bricking the monitor. Yet, after all these months, not a SINGLE person has manned up and tried for the benefit of everyone else.
I even have Linux step by step instructions, where you can stop after reading the firmware. You can dump the existing firmware. The problems recently (probably due to UEFI Bioses) and people getting the DVI EDID corrupted after flashing were only on Linux, not on the mstar device.
(This can flash with a very very low chance of failure as Benq uses this device. I've even intentionally bricked a VG248QE by flashing a XL2420Z firmware into it and then RECOVERED the monitor by reflashing it.
That's just pathetic that no one has even tried to dump the firmware. I don't even have this monitor, yet I'm upset by the lack of people unwilling to help others who DO need the firmware, even if its at the flasher (flashing other people's dumps) own risk. Some might even be willing to buy the Mstar device to avoid a time consuming Benq RMA and shipping costs period.
Hi, I came across this site (and post or related posts) last week and have managed to get everything required setup and installed on Linux for reading and writing firmware. I had a XL2430T with V006 firmware which I successfully read the firmware from and have written it to 2 other XL2430Ts which was successful twice (failed once, reflashed and was all good).
This firmware is shared at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B98eDjdskNW0S3RodDZhQmRncEk/view?usp=sharing
If there are other firmwares required for BenQ monitors I may be able to help, flick me a message.