Readme.txt Driver File Contents (GSA-4163_A105.exe)

LG Electronics
GSA-4163B A105 Firmware


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 (in 
the rare case) the firmware specifically states it fixes the 
problem you are having. Firmware updates normally don't 
address these types of problems. Trying to update the 
firmware when there are interface problems can damage the 
drive's firmware. Being able to read but not write is caused 
by bad firmware or an interface problem. An error when 
updating the firmware is usually caused by a problem with 
the drive interface or there is more than one drive 
connected to that IDE channel.

Version History

Addition of new DVD codes
- DVD-R: Optodisc(OPTODISCR016), Prodisc(ProdiscF02), Ritek(RITEKM16)
- DVD+R: UME Disc(AML 002 0), DAXON(DAXON AZ3 0)

Supported Drives

This firmware upgrade is for LG Branded drives. This upgrade is NOT 
designed for drives manufactured for HP, IBM, Compaq, Dell or any
other OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers, please contact
the OEM for all firmware updates and support for your OEM drive.

Upgrade Instructions

This firmware software only works in windows mode with Windows
98/ME/2000/XP. If you encounter problems in flashing the firmware or have
any questions, please contact our LG customer support line toll-free at

1. If you haven't already, download the firmware file and extract the zip

2. Connect the drive to the secondary IDE channel as a master drive with
no other devices connected to that channel. Also disconnect any other optical 
drives connected to the computer. Start Windows and verify it can
recognize the drive.

3. Close all other programs including: screen saver, antivirus and/or power-down 
programs. Do not open any programs or start any system functions during the update 
as they can interfere with data transfer and damage the drive. 

4. Open the firmware program. 

5. Click the update button and do not touch or interfere with the drive
while the firmware is being upgraded. IMPORTANT - DO NOT INTERFERE WITH THE
DRIVE DURING THIS PROCESS. If an error occurs during the upgrade process, or
the upgrade process is cancelled during this process, damage to the drive
can occur.

6. When the upgrade is complete the screen should say FIRMWARE UPDATE
SUCCESSFUL. Re-boot your PC.

7. Enjoy!

If you experience any problems or have any questions, please contact LG
customer support at 1-800-243-0000.
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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