I did close other apps like burning programs, NAV … I even disconnected my network connection. If you haven’t already, download the firmware file and extract the zip file. 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. For more info try Google, or a search on rpc1. 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. Everything went well and i rebooted.

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Please post your experience if you have tried it.

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Close all other programs including: Open the firmware program. Flashing process with the rpc1 firmware is the same as the gsa4163n using the official firmware. Actually I tried everything under LG …thinking they might be the same drives. With AnyDVD you do not need a codefree firmware at all since it emulates whatever you want for hardware and software.

Also disconnect any other optical drives connected to the computer. Actually the problem was caused by the fact that i did not close dvd idle pro before flashing.

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Overview Reviews Related Drivers. Everything went well and i rebooted.

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Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with no other devices connected to that channel. The risk is really minimal if you are careful. Start Windows and verify it can recognize the drive. The following files are found inside the driver download file. In any case, most of us here consider the risk to be small and the reward to be high, so we flash.

I did close other apps like burning programs, NAV … I even disconnected my network connection. If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact LG customer support at Trying to update the firmware when there are interface problems can damage the drive’s firmware.

It is mandated behaviour. 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, and 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 try to help. I use the autoreset firmware for the LG, but region free for my other drives. 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 gsq4163b or there is more than one drive connected to that I. The instructions made me face either a good install, or a damage to my DVD drive under a number of circumstances.

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The primary risk with either is the flashing process itself. LG Driver Update Utility.

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If an error occurs during the upgrade process, or the upgrade process is cancelled during this process, damage to the drive freee occur. For more info try Google, or a search on rpc1. Sven Tested on Windows XP.

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! After downloading, double-click the file to expand it. Hmm… Vant, can you eloborate a liltle on the patching process?

The only suggestion is the unofficial firmware.

The risk of using them is identical to the original. Looking forward for your reply.