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English 08/22/2005 137K
Spanish 08/22/2005 130K

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. A303) for only GSA-5160D(External 16X Super multi DVD Writer)
New firmware (ver. A303) for only GSA-5160D(External 16X Super multi DVD Writer)
Filename Release Date Size
GSA-5160A303(EW).zip 10/14/2009 1,322K
[Operating System(s)]
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows ME

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[General Information]

※ New firmware (ver. A303) for only GSA-5160D(Internal 16X Super multi DVD Writer)

◆ Model:GSA-5160D
◆ Ver:A303
◆ Improvement Point
  -. Addtion of DVD±R media codes
   ==> DVD+R 8X: Beall, Daxon, Intermedia, Infodisc, MBI, MJC, NANYA, OPTODISC, SKC
   ==> DVD-R 8X: Vangurad, RITEK, OPTODISC, MUST, AMC, Infodisc, DAXON 
  -. Improvement of DVD±RW rewriting ability
  -. Improvement of DVD+R DL writing quality
Refer to the attached file


GSA-5160D Version A303 Firmware Update
To update the firmware of the GSA-5160D 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 A302.
The drives must be original LG branded drives with the DVD Writer 
model number GSA-5160D(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 GSA-5160A303(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice. 
   This download includes this "Read me(ew)" text file, as well as the GSA5160A303.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 GSA5160A303.EXE program 
   and click the “update” button (red). Once the update is complete, 
   you will see “Firmware Update Complete” and the button will become green 
   and advise you to reboot the system. 

 ※ You will need to reboot 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. 

Improvement of DVD-R Multisession recording fail for GSA-5160D
Improvement of DVD-R Multisession recording fail for GSA-5160D
Filename Release Date Size 12/07/2004 0K
[Operating System(s)]
Windows 2000, Windows XP

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Model:GSA-5160D Improvement Point - Improvement of DVD-R Multisession fail.  Refer to the attached file


Firmware Update for Bridge Board of GSA-5160D Notice: This firmware is not for the GSA-5160D, but for the external brigde board. To update the firmware of bridge board 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. The drives must be original LG branded drives with the External DVD Writer  model number GSA-5120D(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.

[Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)]

1. Connect the drive, on the USB with no other device on the same porter 2. Download the file GSA-5160D_Board.ZIP to a folder of your choice.  This download includes this “Read me(ew)” text file, as well as the ROMWriter221.EXE  and ROM1213_LG.hex which will update the firmware of your External Board. 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 ROMWriter221.EXE. 6. 'Downloader' program will be displayed and, click 'Load file' tab. And look for the ROM Firmware:ROM1213_LG.hex 7. You can click the 'Update' tab, and click it. Firmware upgrade will be started automatically. 8. When the UPGRADE is complete the screen should indicate 'Updated OK.  And then turn off & on your External DVD-Writer. You don't have to reboot your PC. The update will be complete, after you turn off & on your DVD-Writer.


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


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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