Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with no other devices connected to that channel. This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware. Then run the executable file it extracts after reading the instructions. 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…. I connected via USB.
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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. This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware. The risk is really minimal if you are careful. Just for variety, there is no rational reason for my choice! Actually the problem was caused by the fact that i did not close dvd idle pro before flashing.
If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact LG customer support at The following files are found inside the driver download file.
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That being said, it would be very unlikely that the firmware indicated above would be the cause of a failure. We all make mistakes. I did close other apps like burning programs, NAV … I even disconnected my network connection.
Please do not repeat questions in multiple threads, as it makes it hard to keep track of the answers for those who try to help. Click the update button and do not touch or interfere with the drive while the firmware is being upgraded. Actually I tried everything under LG …thinking they might be the same drives. If you haven’t already, download the firmware file and extract ysa4163b zip file. 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….
Is it similar to pacting the drive with the original firmware …?
Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with no other devices connected to that channel. If an error occurs during the upgrade process, or the upgrade process is cancelled during this process, damage to the drive can occur. 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.
Never update the firmware if the problem you’re having is the drive isn’t seen by windows, won’t write with the included software, or other interface related fred, unless the firmware specifically states it fixes the problem you are having. LG Driver Update Utility. Hmm… Vant, can you eloborate a liltle on the patching process?
Open the firmware program.
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In any case, most of us here consider the risk to be small and the reward to be high, so we flash. The primary risk with either is the flashing process itself. Do not open any programs or start any system functions during the update as they can interfere with data transfer and damage the drive.
Also disconnect any other optical drives connected to the computer. Was this hsa4163b helpful? If you encounter problems in flashing the firmware or have any questions, please contact our LG customer support line toll-free at After downloading, double-click the file to expand it. gaa4163b
It is considered very bad form to send in a drive for service under warranty when you ruin it during flashing an unofficial firmware. Those who are paranoid often disconnect anything but the drive they want to flash. I wonder if any GSA B owners have tried that yet?
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. Flashing process with the rpc1 firmware is the same as the one using the official firmware.