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    Default LG GSA-4167b Firmware updates

    Hi,

    I have recently added the above re-writer to my system as an external device using an enclosure connected to a USB2 port.

    Before attempting to burn any DL DVD's I would like to check the firmware version and if necessary download the D12 version from the LG site (http://gb.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp).

    My queries are:

    1) How do I check the firmware version of the unit at present?

    2) The above link states that the unit must be connected to the secondary IDE controller - would my USB set-up allow me to download and install the firmware without fouling anything up?

    Thanks in advance.

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    nero info tool
    LG specify's quite detailed instructions, I go by the book with them.
    watch out there are 2 different firmwares depending upon which
    firmware you have.
    It's your drive, but I will glad to test it for you. I'd take it out of the
    case, hook it up to a regular computer as specified, if I had to flash.
    Of course my 4163 survived a flash with a disk in, do as chewy say, not as chewy do. I have flashed twice since then in safe mode standalone secondary master. It's as good a burner as any I own.
    edit: for burning nasa quality disks but not for verifying the wonderful
    job it does
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    That's what LG's like - IDE secondary master, no slave.

    To find your current firmware, click on the link in my signature.

    Regards

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    Thank you both for your rapid response and help.

    Nero InfoTool states that the firmware is version DL10, but I will leave it at that for the present as I don't have another computer to set it up on and, as my present computer's warranty has not expired, I can't install it internally yet as this would invalidate it. I will do this when I am able and then follow the update procedure exactly as per LG instructions as this seems the safest way.

    Thanks again.

    P.S. I realise that I should start another thread elsewere for this, but while I was perusing Nero InfoTool, it stated that my System ASPI is corrupt but the Nero ASPI is OK, but I have had no problems at all using any writers/software etc?

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    Ner0 tends to report that about system ASPI. It uses its own ASPI when burning so don't worry.

    Hope you get your firmware update done eventually.

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    Where did you get the usb burner? LG mentions no stock externals.
    I figured it was a custom build. There's nothing really involved
    in the assembly, as easy to put in a case as is too install in a computer.

    ner ∞

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    Blutach: Thanks for that info - that's a relief.

    Chewy: Yes, it's a custom build:-

    Writer from SVP -
    http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/acata...ivescddvd.html

    Vipower caddy/enclosure from "propellerhead100" on Ebay -
    http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZp...head100QQhtZ-1

    ATB

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    so how does taking it out void a warranty?

    just take it out and set it on table next to computer(any) and flash

    get a geek to do it for you

    should have been done first before assembly

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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I reckon he's talking about his PC warranty.

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    probably right, that's how I see it

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    Hi,

    Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer, I do mean the PC warranty.

    I could flash it externally as you say, or wait until the PC warranty finishes and then fit it internally, then update as per the LG procedure. I will see how it performs on DL discs as it is and if it seems OK I will probably wait until I fit it internally before I update.

    Once again, thanks everybody for your comments and advice.

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    Well at least you bought state of the art(the LG), I just got around to installing an older NEC drive that I have had for months, when I put it in,
    I unhooked the cables to the 2 other burners(Benq and LG) and flashed the nec as standalone master on the secondary ide. Crossflashed to a maddog,
    5th gen firmware.

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