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Filename Release Date Size
English 10/09/2003 222K
Spanish 10/09/2003 200K

Software Upgrades include Device Drivers and Firmware Updates only for specific Models. Check your Owner's Manual to determine if your product supports software upgrades.

New firmware Ver 1.05 for GCE-8481B
New firmware Ver 1.05 for GCE-8481B
Filename Release Date Size
GCE-8481B105(EW).zip 10/13/2009 571K
[Operating System(s)]
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows ME

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[General Information]

New firmware Ver 1.05 for GCE-8481B(48X CD-RW Drive)

Improvement Point:
enhanced recording performance of high capacity CD-R media

Refer to the attached file.


If you want to upgrade F/Ware of capacity, then you refer to the following.

Improper processing of this upgrade will damage the drive. 
LG Electronics is not responsible or liable for improper installation of this upgrade. 
This firmware upgrade is for firmware versions below 1.05 of the LG Branded 
GCE-8481B CD-RW Drives. 
The ROM version is stamped on the top of the drive below the serial number.
This upgrade is not designed for drives manufactured HP, IBM, Compaq, Dell or 
any other OEM {Original Equipment Manufacturer} customers, 
please contact the OEM for all firmware updates and support for your OEM drive.

Please follow the hardware setup instructions below.
1.Have the CD-RW Drive connected to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive alone. 
2.Do not touch or interfere with the drive while the FIRMWARE is being upgraded.
3.If an error occurs during the upgrade process, or the upgrade process is cancelled 
during this process, damage to the drive can occur. This is your responsibility. 
LG Cannot be held liable for mistakes or errors that occur during this upgrade process.

" the README(EW).TXT is explanation file how to upgrade firmware upgrade of 
your cd rw drive "
" the GCE-8481B105(win).EXE is firmware excute program for download

To upgrade Windows XP, 2000, ME and 98(only windows mode)

[Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)

1. Remove inserted disc in CD-RW Drive and Connect to only master of seconary port.
2. Download the GCE-8481B105(EW).zip file and Extract the zip file to the folder
(ex: c:>temp)
3. Check the Execution file and TXT file[GCE-8481B105(win) & README(ew).TXT]
4. Excute to GCE-8481B105(win).exe 

eg: c:>temp>GCE-8481B105(win).exe (Double click) 
Firmware upgrade will be automatically started


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


1.You have to cd-rw drive connect to secondary master alone.
2.Don't touch while F/ware upgrading
3.If it happen to problem when you upgrade to F/ware,it is that your responsibility.
Because of you are mistake F/Ware upgrade
Therefore you must be care for F/Ware upgrade. 

Warranty Info


Period of Coverage
Labor : 90 Days
Parts : 1 Year
Warranty Policy : Replacement units may be new or factory remanufactured.

Refer to the detailed Warranty Policy delivered in your product packaging.

If you need Repair Service, submit an online Repair Service Request or Contact Us. Please have the Serial number of your product and proof of purchase ready. Out-of-warranty service fees may apply for diagnosis, parts, and labor.

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