I have an external hp1040e dvd writer.
I want to make it region free.
I've found all that I need to do it but i'm just not quite sure how to do it.
I've found on another post:
you can flash this HP drive with LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H firmware since it's the same drive just under HP's branding.
i just did this and so far so good.
What you need: Flash Utility , EEPROM Utility, get them here http://codeguys.rpc1.org/utilities.html and unscrambled LH-20A1H Firmware get the latest here http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html currently the latest firmware is LH-20A1H LL0D but i can only find LLOC.
step 1: back up your current firmware with Flash utility (what are the exact steps to back up???)
step 2: back up your EEPROM with EEPROM (what steps again)
step 3: use flash utility to write the LH-20A1H firmware to your drive (I've downloaded the firmware but how to I write it with the program?)
step 4: use your dvd drive and make sure it's working.
I'm new at this...
thank you very much!