Skip to Contents

Product Support

  1. Computer Products
  2. DVD and Blu-ray™ Drives
  3. GDR-8163B


Warranty Info More
Register a Product

Sign in and we will save your information.

Register It Now


For the most accurate technical information regarding features, specifications, installation and operation of your LG product, please refer to the Owner's Manual and other documents available for this product.

Acrobat PDF (Get Acrobat Reader) DjVu (Get DjVu Reader)

Filename Release Date Size

Not Available

Software Upgrades include Device Drivers and Firmware Updates for specific Models only. Check the Owner's Manual for instructions as not all Models support downloadable software upgrades.

New firmware (ver. 0L23) for only GDR-8163B(16X DVD-ROM Drive)
New firmware (ver. 0L23) for only GDR-8163B(16X DVD-ROM Drive)
Filename Release Date Size
GDR-8163B0L23(EW).zip 14/10/2009 199K
[Operating System(s)]
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows ME

View More

[General Information]

※ New firmware (ver. 0L23) for only GDR-8163B(16X DVD-ROM Drive)

Improvement Point:supports DVD+R Double Layer

Refer to the attached file


GDR-8163B Version 0L23 Firmware Update
To update the firmware of the GDR-8163B please refer to the following instructions:

Note: Not following the subsequent update instructions explicitly will result in 
permanent damage to your drive, for which LG will not be responsible.

This firmware update is for drives with original firmware versions below 0L23.
The drives must be original LG branded drives with model number GDR-8163B(no OEM units). 

If you have an OEM unit, branded with another manufacturers name, 
please contact that manufacturer for support and firmware updates.

This firmware update is for use only on PC’s with Windows XP, Windows 2000, 
Windows Millennium Edition (ME), or Windows 98SE.

[Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)

1. Connect the drive as “master”by it self, on the secondary IDE controller 
with no other device on the same IDE cable, making note to set the jumper 
on the back of the drive to the “master” position.

2. Download the file GDR-8163B0L23(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice. 
This download includes this “Readme”text file as well as the GDR-8163B0L23.EXE program, 
which will auto-update your drive’s firmware.

3. Close all other programs including: screen saver, antivirus and/or power-down programs. 
(If these programs are not closed, they will try to engage the PC, during the update process, 
thus interrupting the update and damaging the drive).

4. Check the drive to ensure that there is no disk in the tray 
before you start the update procedure.

5. Go into the folder with the update file and double click the GDR-8163B0L23.EXE program.

6. 'FwFlash' program will be displayed and choose the GDR-8163B.
: You can see the GDR-8163B and FW version.

If not GDR-8163B, you have to change as GDR-8163B 
by use of clicking in avaiable devices tab.

7. And click 'FW Flashup' button 
Then Firmware upgrade will be started automatically.

When the UPGRADE is complete the screen should indicate FIRMWARE UPDATE SUCCESSFUL. 
And then Re-boot your PC. 

The update will be complete, after you reboot your system.

Do not open any programs or start any system functions during the update, 
as they will interfere with data transfer and damage the drive. 
Do not cancel the operation once it has been started or the drive will 
become permanently damaged, as a result. 

Warranty Info

View detailed Warranty Policy information in the Owner's Manual

To claim the warranty, you can submit online a request for service or you can call us on 0344 847 5454. Please have the serial number of your product and proof of purchase ready. We may need these to give you the most accurate information.

Compliance Information