Is it similar to pacting the drive with the original firmware …? An error when updating the firmware is usually caused by a problem with the drive interface or there is more than one drive connected to that I See More DE channel. Hmm… Vant, can you eloborate a liltle on the patching process? After the reboot, software like dvd info pro and alcohol shows my LG as region free, but windows xp and dvd idle pro claims the drive is still rpc2, and i have 2 changes left! The flashing shows no progress…maybe you can try and post some comments. It is mandated behaviour. In any case, most of us here consider the risk to be small and the reward to be high, so we flash.
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That being said, it would be very unlikely that the firmware indicated above would be the cause of a failure. I have yet to try anything with the drive as I just got the drive last week, and I am busy with work this week…. Close all other programs including: LG Driver Update Utility. I wonder if any GSA B owners have tried that yet?
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Heroay Tested on Windows XP. Then run the executable file it extracts after reading the instructions. Looking forward for your reply.
If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact LG customer support at The primary risk with either is the flashing process itself. The risk of using them is identical to the original.
We all make mistakes. Hmm… Vant, can you eloborate a liltle on the patching process?
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In any case, most of us here gssa4163b the risk to be small and the reward to be high, so we flash. Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with no other devices connected to that channel. Also disconnect any other optical drives connected to the computer.
S, i dont understand why, btw i ffree theres some unofficial firmware that allow me to change the region of the drive, but i want to keep my drive with the official firmware so the warranty wont be affected, any suggestion? Click the update button and do not touch or interfere with the drive while the firmware is being upgraded. Sven Tested on Windows XP. Those who are paranoid gsa44163b disconnect anything but the drive they want to flash.
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I have flashed my LG with the RPC1 firmware, it worked, though my experience might be a bit different from the rest… Before the flash process, I had dvd idle pro running, fre I did not close it.
Please do not repeat questions in multiple threads, as it makes it hard to keep track of the answers for those who gsa41633b to help. I did close other apps like burning programs, NAV … I even disconnected my network connection.
After downloading, double-click the file to expand it. The flashing shows no progress…maybe you can try and post some comments.
And yes, if the drive is defective in some way and you are not responsible for the damage, then you can reflash back to the factory firmware and send it in. Gsx4163b more info try Google, or a search on rpc1. Please post your experience if you have tried it.
After I closed down ALL my apps and rebooted again, this time, every single tool that i have, and winxp shows the drive as region free. This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware.
Trying to update the firmware when there are interface problems can damage the drive’s firmware. With AnyDVD you do not need a codefree firmware at all since it emulates whatever you want for hardware and software. If you haven’t already, download the firmware file and extract the zip file. Everything went well and i rebooted.
If you encounter problems in flashing the firmware or have any questions, please contact our LG customer support line toll-free at An error when updating the firmware is usually caused by a problem with the drive interface or there is more than one drive connected to that I.