The instructions made me face either a good install, or a damage to my DVD drive under a number of circumstances. S, i dont understand why, btw i know 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? 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. Actually the problem was caused by the fact that i did not close dvd idle pro before flashing. The risk of using them is identical to the original. The risk is really minimal if you are careful.
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Sven Tested on Windows XP. Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with no other devices connected to that channel. Everything went well and i rebooted.
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B resources, firmwares and drivers
S, i dont understand why, btw i know theres some unofficial firmware that allow me to change the region of the drive, but i want to keep my drive with the official gsa1463b so the warranty wont be affected, any suggestion?
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.
If you encounter problems in flashing the firmware or have any questions, please contact our LG customer support line toll-free at Just for variety, there is no rational reason for my choice! I wonder if any GSA B owners have tried that yet? The risk is really minimal if you are careful. If you haven’t already, download the firmware file and extract the zip file. Click the update button and do not touch or interfere with the drive while the firmware is being upgraded. The risk of using them is identical to the original.
If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact LG customer support gea4163b 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.
Please post your experience if you have tried it.
Those who are paranoid often disconnect anything but the drive they want to flash. Was this review helpful? Heroay Tested on Windows XP. LG Driver Update Utility. Do not open any programs or start any ffree functions during the update as they can interfere with data transfer and damage the drive. Actually I tried everything under LG …thinking they might be the same drives.
The only suggestion is the unofficial firmware. For more info try Google, or a search on rpc1.
Region free firmware and GSA B – LG burner – Club Myce – Knowledge is Power
Also disconnect any other optical drives connected to the computer. 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…. This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware.
We all make mistakes.
Then run the executable file it extracts after reading the instructions. Looking forward for your reply.
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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 problems, unless the firmware specifically states it fixes the problem you are having. Also make sure you flash the hsa4163b drive. Open the firmware program. After downloading, double-click the file to expand it. With AnyDVD you do not need a codefree firmware at all since it emulates whatever you want for hardware and software.
I use the autoreset firmware for the Gsa44163b, but region free for my other drives.
The patches change half a dozen bytes of the original firmware. 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.