Funky Compaq GCE 8400B CD-RW Drive



Hi All,

I have a Compaq Presario that has an HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE 8400B CD-RW drive that supposedly operates at 40X10X40. I’m assuming it’s a re-badge LG. Anyway, the drive burns at a slow 20X and I’m trying to update the firmware, which is currently at 1.06, to the latest (if there is one!). Problem is, every firmware I’ve seen is like 1.04 or lower. Weird! I’m using CMC media (I know!) like I use with all my other drives (Lite-On, Samsung, etc.) and have no problems except with this damn LG drive. Can anyone offer any suggestions, tips or links that could get me on the right path? :slight_smile:

All help/assistance is much appreciated.