Flashing DVD Rom Firmware LG GDR 8163B

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As stated the model in question is LG GDR 8163B

I did download the firmware from here and it works
a treat but I am wondering if there is a hacked version
available.

I have the previous model LG drive and downloaded
a patched firmware for that but that drive stopped
working properly in that the disk wasn't being held
in the mechanism when it was inserted.

I was wondering if I could flash firmware from the
old drive to my current drive since their boards
are almost identical internally.

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no, u must only get the one that work specifically for your model, NOT
compatible etc...

ie, if the firmware is for particular model, it must only use for that
particular model.


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unless you know for sure that it works to use one from another model.
More likely this is from "badge engineering" ,eg where a sony  drive is
actually a liteon with a sony badge on the front. The liteon firmware may be
better/hacked, so you use that one.



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Well in my case both drives are LG and the older non working
drive seems to have the same boards internally to the new
working drive.

So I figured I could use the firmware from the other drive
in the new once because they use almost the same boards
and the same chips for the firmware.

And if it worked at least I'd then be able to get around
the region locking.


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And ain't Google grand?

I found this page
http://tdb.rpc1.org /

Which has tons and tons of files to flash tons of brands
of DVD drives.....



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i tried to get around the regin
by flashing a samsung drive
but downloaded the wrong file,
it was to late by the time i found out.
killed it stone dead.
must have the right file!

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I get that point but when both drives have very similar internals
right down to the chips how can you go wrong?

Anyway I found a neat site which lists a ton of drives and has
firmware for it here you go.

And ain't Google grand?

I found this page
http://tdb.rpc1.org /





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Clearly 'very similar' doesn't count.

The Pioneer DVR109 and the A??109 have different firmware.

I thought the "A"  was just a retail version but clearly not.

No idea what the diff is but the Pioneer site has warnings about buggering
the drive.

XP thought I had a new drive after the flash too - probably the firmware ver
no. did it.



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