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  • Owner’s Manual

    The Owner’s Manual offers pertinent product information.

Software & Firmware


    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. RE02) for only GSA-E40N(External 18X Super multi DVD Writer) Reference

    [General Information]

    ※ New firmware (ver. RE02) for only GSA-E40N(External 18X Super multi DVD Writer)

    ◆ Model:GSA-E40N
    ◆ Ver:RE02
    ◆ Improvement Point
      Improve writing quality for recordable media
    Refer to the attached file


    GSA-E40N Version RE02 Firmware Update
    To update the firmware of the GSA-E40N 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 RE01
    The drives must be original LG branded drives with the DVD Writer 
    model number GSA-E40N(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 Vista,
    Windows XP and Windows 2000.

    [Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)

    1. Connect the drive at USB Port.

    2. Download the file GSA-E40N_RE02(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice. 
       This download includes this "Read me(ew)" text file, as well as the GSAE40N_RE02.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 GSAE40N_RE02.EXE program 
       and Firmware upgrade will be automatically started.
       When the UPGRADE is complete the screen should indicate "ReBoot" message
       and advise you to reboot the system. You will need to reboot your PC

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

     -. WARNING: 
       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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