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Is this the right firmware to LG CGE-8520B ?

Postby ariranha on Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:04 pm

Is this the right file to flash ?

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http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_resu ... aj=1&isces
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:20 pm

Do you mean this?

http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_firm ... oad_id=371

No. That is for a CD-ROM drive, the CRD-8520B. I don't believe there are any firmware updates for the GCE-8520B. At least, I can't find any on LG's Korean web site (let alone the U.S. web site).

How unfortunate that the model numbers are so similar. That could easily lead to confusion.

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Postby dhc014 on Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:23 pm

Actually, it's GCE-8520B, right?
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:27 pm

Yes, that is correct.

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Postby ariranha on Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:01 pm

Ok ... thanks !!

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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:05 pm

You're welcome. By the way, what is your signature ( []'s )?

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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:10 pm

Nevermind. I think I got it. 8)

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Mar 18, 2003 4:54 am

there are 2 52x CDROM drive models from LG:
CRD-8520B/8521B/8522B
GCR-8520B/8521B
the GCR is the newer model.
the older model CRD did report C2 errors and read subchannel info.
the new drive GCR does not.
i think the new drives has very slightly better seek times.

both aren't that great IMO.
the CRD was pretty bad at reading CDRs. but it may have been a bad unit.

webpages:
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/crd_8521b.asp
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/gcr_8521b.asp
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 18, 2003 10:46 am

dodecahedron wrote:there are 2 52x CDROM drive models from LG:
CRD-8520B/8521B/8522B
GCE-8520B

I believe you are mistaken. The GCE-8520B is a CD-RW drive, not a CD-ROM drive:
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/GCE_8520b.asp

The CRD- models are CD-ROM drives, not CD-RW drives:
http://www.lgeus.com/crd_8520b.asp
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/crd_8521b.asp

Anyway, in response to ariranha's original question, just hours after I checked LG's Korean site and found nothing suitable on it (missed it by this much! :wink: ), LG released a new firmware for the GCE-8520B CD-RW drive, version 1.04:

http://www.lge.co.kr/library/opendata.jsp?p_name=1047975076082GCE-8520B104(KW).zip

It isn't on the U.S. web site yet (although it probably will be hours after I make this statement :roll: :wink: ). Supposedly the improvements are in media compatibility.

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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:14 am

A machine-translation of the readme file is here:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 8030#58030

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:34 pm

cfitz wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:there are 2 52x CDROM drive models from LG:
CRD-8520B/8521B/8522B
GCE-8520B

I believe you are mistaken. The GCE-8520B is a CD-RW drive, not a CD-ROM drive:
http://www.lgeus.com/Product/CD/GCE_8520b.asp

my bad, i meant the GCR not GCE.
edited my post above to correct this.
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Postby cfitz on Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:39 pm

dodecahedron wrote:my bad, i meant the GCR not GCE.
edited my post above to correct this.

Wow, way too many 8520B drives. :o GCR and CRD, both CD-ROMs, and GCE, a CD-RW. Like I said, confusion results... :( No wonder ariranha wasn't sure. :wink: :)

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Postby Ian on Tue Mar 18, 2003 2:32 pm

According to my contact at LG, this new firmware should allow you to read CD-R media at 52x by holding down the eject button for a few seconds.

Unfortunately, it doesn't boost the DAE speed (yet).
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