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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.
◆ Improvement Point
- Windows 8 Support
To update the firmware of the GP30NB40 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 1.00-01
The drives must be original LG branded drives with the DVD Writer model number
GP30NB40(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 7/8, Vista, and Windows XP
1. Connect the drive at USB port by it self.
2. Download the file GP30NB40_1.00-01(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice.
This download includes this “Read me(ew)” text file,
as well as the GP30NB40_1.00-01.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 GP30NB40_1.00-01.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.
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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