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1.04 firmware for LG 8520B

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1.04 firmware for LG 8520B

Postby farookh on Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:05 am

http://www.lge.co.kr/open_data/1047975076082GCE-8520B104(KW).zip

WHATS NEW:
Improvement point -. New CD-R media Code reflection

52X CDR READ SPEED WITH 3 SEC EJECT BUTTON PRESS

NERO INFO TOOLS DONT SHOW BUT NERO CD SPEED REACHES 52X

can get the bin file here if you want to use it with mtkflash to upgrade your 8481b

http://personal.vsnl.com/farookh/lg52x104.zip
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Is it safe?

Postby Manatu on Tue Mar 18, 2003 8:59 am

Is it safe to upgrade my LG-GCE8520B (Europian) with that korean firmware?? I heard that the korean drives were different...
What means "New CD-R media Code reflection "? (Sorry, i´m Portuguese and the translation of that expression (core reflection) makes no sense to me...)
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Postby farookh on Tue Mar 18, 2003 10:06 am

Yes you can upgarde your drive also.

Only improvement is cdr media speed detection.


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Postby Raz0rX on Tue Mar 18, 2003 10:10 am

Damn, should of wait for this new firmware before I sell my drive two days ago...
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:05 am

Here is the mangled, machine translated version of the readme file:

LG's Read ME(kw).txt file wrote:Warning
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This program use hour lower part contents or the README (win) which is explained.TXT it does not read a file well not to be, the defectiveness which gets with use immaturity is controlled compensation A/S certainly contents or README (win) lower part.TXT to read a file contents, after familiarizing it uses a use method and an attention fact it wishes. It is caused by with system over and firmware ep there is a case where becomes that RAID hour all the member nothing feeling. pe Certainly the necessary cold region to the transfer oneself, in system over it uses it wishes first it probably is not after inspecting. The reimport product users where the product label is English there is not it will be able to use. This program it will be able to register in the opening to the public data thread. When register this program in the opening to the public data thread, the shedding of blood it will be able to occur / against the problem of intangibility registration there is a responsibility which sleeps.
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How are you.

This program the Windows firmware where from LG CD-RW of TRAY method Drive (GCE-8520B) the use is possible carries thu program 1.04 pe is before. Currently it has and firmware of the product pe the transfer 1.04 ramyon it carries thu the necessity which it will do it is not.

When the GCE-8520B104(kw).zip it executes, with lower part 2 files get together.

The GCE-8520B104(win).EXE <- firmware ep that RAID execution file

README (win).TXT <- explanation file (currently contents which is report)


* Use method

0. The CD-RW when there is a CD inside the Drive, it removes the CD. Future of the company tu it does not operate from the IDE pot of the card. In order to become, after connecting with an independence in SECONDARY MASTER, it uses.

1. When it released a compression file, READ ME.TXT file and GCE-8520B104(win).exe the file was included.

2. GCE-8520B104(win).exe file double it will grow, when lik it does, from the windows it carries thu it becomes at once with automatic movement.

3. The CD-RW the Drive whole surface non it peels, ppak and, after short time ep that RAID is over. 3. ep To after that RAID currently to indicate a condition it will be able to confirm a condition easily by the screen.

4. It carries thu for the use which is safe in after the window cu re-department thing use after.


* Attention fact

0. The CD-RW when there is a CD inside the Drive, ep that RAID well, it will not be able to become remove certainly.

1. Firmware ep to in that RAID absoluteness! All the member the OFF roll up the shock widely known in the product. The damage is a water shortage to the product. Detailed the fact where refers the menu el. (Firmware ep the case where has become the all the member nothing feeling in that RAID will go to the near LG Electronics service center and from the sword it will rake up, try to receive.

2. The case where the compatibility of system will fall with above with same method ep there is a possibility the case where does not become that RAID getting. Like this case refers and the menu el after setting it uses the device driver it wishes. (Use after GSCDROM.SYS setting)

3. LG when phul ley swi it uses the memory there is a different product by the pot which connects CD-RW Drive the possibility of getting up a collision it is like this case LG CD-RW DRIVE, after connecting ep it does that RAID with independence and it uses it wishes.

4. Future of the company tu firmware ep does not become that RAID from the condition which connects CD-RW DRIVE in the card. Like this case must use after connecting in the IDE pot of system.

Thank you.

As best as I can tell, it mostly appears to be standard recommendations, e.g. put the drive on its own IDE channel as the secondary master, don't have any disc in the drive while flashing, etc. It might also recommend using PIO mode, but I'm less sure about that. And it does say the upgrade can't be used with English labeled drives. I imagine that isn't actually true and this is just standard boilerplate (along with the advice to have the drive by itself as secondary master), but won't guarantee it. Of course, that bit about "shedding of blood" is somewhat worrisome... :wink: :D

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Postby NW53 on Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:46 pm

My LG is made in China. Will 1.04 work on mine?
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:16 pm

NW53 wrote:My LG is made in China. Will 1.04 work on mine?

If you have a GCE-8520B then it should, although I haven't personally tried it (I don't own this drive). As I said, I believe the cautions in the readme are boilerplate. And the fact that the factory where your drive was made is in China isn't, by itself, a cause for concern. Many manufacturers build the same product in different factories in different countries. In any event, the update software checks the drive first to ensure that it is compatible with the new firmware.

Also, to be safe you should always backup your existing firmware before flashing, if you are able. Since the GCE-8520B uses a MediaTek chipset, you can use mtkflash to backup the firmware. Here is one source for mtkflash and instructions on how to use it to backup your firmware:

http://dhc014.rpc1.org/mtkflash.htm

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Postby dhc014 on Tue Mar 18, 2003 4:47 pm

Thanks for the binary farookh! I think that there is a backup available at rpc1.org of version 1.00 maybe that you can use if you need it. If anyone else wants to send me their backed up firmwares I'd appreciate it.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:07 pm

let's see if it works ! :wink:
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Postby NW53 on Tue Mar 18, 2003 6:23 pm

Yes !! it works. I just burn at 52x with some TDK that only burn 48x before the upgrade.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Mar 18, 2003 6:39 pm

Nice - just flashed mine too !
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Mar 20, 2003 11:41 pm

Can somebody eMail me the original 1.00 firmware for this drive?

Thanks.


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Postby Scrondar on Fri Mar 21, 2003 1:40 am

It's on its way to you Raz0rX. I negelected to zip it first, so please forgive the size.
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Postby Raz0rX on Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:28 am

Thank you Scrondar, got the file :D
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Postby Scrondar on Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:27 pm

That link is dead, or at least I can't reach it with my funky dialup connection.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:41 pm

The whole lgservice.com site seems to be down right now. I'm sure this is just a temporary failure. Try again later.

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Postby eXecutioner on Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:36 pm

Sorry to intrude, but I need helo. Mine is Lg 8480B and when I downloaded the latest firmware (1.05) it won't flash it, it just stays the sam, no matter how many times I repeat the proces. Can you help me?


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Postby Ian on Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:48 pm

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Postby Raz0rX on Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:09 am

The drive is still picky about CDR media to be burnt @ high speed. Anyway, I have added my results for this drive using firmware 1.04.
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Postby oRBIT2002 on Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:53 am

I've learned that the firmware upgrade requires the drive to be set as master, is this true? If that's the case, why? Seems really stupid to me and evidence of really lazy programmers. (?)
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Postby GuJack20 on Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:45 am

It's not true Orbit. The firmware is upgraded nomatter where your drive is connected...
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Postby eXecutioner on Wed Mar 26, 2003 11:44 am

Nero says that my firmware is 1.05, but it also says that max speed is 48x. How come???
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Postby cfitz on Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:01 pm

Version 1.05? The latest version for the GCE-8520B is 1.04. That is what is posted in this thread. Is your "1.05" a typo, did you flash with the wrong firmware, or are you talking about another drive? The GCE-8480B is up to version 1.05, but it is only a 48x16x48 drive (which would explain 48x read/write speeds).

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Postby eXecutioner on Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:02 pm

I have 8480B and thought that with the 1.05 firmware versiom will burn on 52x and 24x on rw. Isn't this true?
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