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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. 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.
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.
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