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Firmware upgrade stoped AT 90%

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by gsmkima, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. gsmkima

    gsmkima Guest

    Hi...
    Can somebody help me with repairing my old
    DVD-CDRW LG GCC-4120B...
    I try to update firmware from ver. 2.01 to ver. 2.02
    and upgrading stops at 90%..
    Now BIOS do not recognize it anymore and only "read"
    diod flash..Nothing more...
    If I start again updating software..Same problem...
    Do not recognize drive...
    Maybe somebody have expirience with this problem.??
    Can I make it manualy with eeprom programer and if yes./.With which one..??
    10x in advanced for answer////....
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    You may have permanently trashed your drive. I had a bit of trouble fully understanding your post - did you try to reflash the firmware?
     
  3. gsmkima

    gsmkima Guest

    Hi again...
    10x for fast answer...
    About my drive...
    Now BIOS do not "see" it...
    And also update software do not see it anymore...
    When I connected to PC only led diod is flash...The one where "write" is (green one)...becuase there is also "write" diod which flash red...
    I think I am clear now...?
    Problem is that nobody recognize it anymore...
    BIOS, Update soft...
    So..I asked if somebody have expirience with it..?
    Maybe some forced flashing software..>?
    Or maybe phisicly to remove Chip and to reflash it with
    eeprom programmer..?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It certainly looks like your drive is trashed if nothing will recognize it. I think your only hope at this point is to try forcing another firmware flash. I don't know if physically removing the chip will work or if it's even worth it.
     
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    That happened to a lite-on CD-RW Drive I owned,It's now useless.You might as well go out and order a new one because it sounds like that drive is trashed.
    Sorry But Shit happens.
    Better Luck next time.
     
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    I had a similar problem with an NEC ND1300 DVD-RW. I thought the drive was trashed after a failed firmware update so i ordered a new unit. While waiting for the new unit i e-mailed NEC regarding repairing the trashed drive. They then e-mailed me a program that forced the new firmware update to the drive by selecting which channel the unit was connected to on the IDE bus (primary-master etc...)

    This sorted the drive out allowing me to sell it. As this was when the units were about £180 each it was well worth sending a grovelling e-mail to the manufacturer.

    Try it, it might just work.

    Regards

    Queeg
     
  7. gsmkima

    gsmkima Guest

    10x for fast answer again...
    I already contacted LG..Now I am waithing..:)
     

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