HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N / DVD Video stopps at 40 Minutes

Hi there,

first. I am new here. This is a pretty good Board.
second. Sorry for my english. I am from Germany and it is not so good. :slight_smile:

But i hope you can help me :slight_smile:

I got a Big Problem here.

I bought a Notebook. HP Pavilion zd8155ea
There is an DVD Burner in it:
I dont know the Firmware or anything else.

I have a problem. Always when i Burn me a DVD Video the Video plays exactly to 40 Minutes. Then the Video stopps.
i tried several DVD-R`s
i tried several Burn Programms like Nero / Alcohol 120%
i tried several burnspeeds 2x 4x 8x
i tried ISO Files / IMG Files / the Video_ts folder

but nothing happened.
The Video always stopps at 40 Minutes.
the pricutre stands and that was it.

Is there anything i could do o that i can Burn my Movies with 8x and then they will play to the end of the movie. Not only the first 40 Minutes.

Please help me out.


and kind regards

Upgrade firmware to 0S35 or 0N37 from http://tdb.rpc1.org and don’t use cheap disks.

This burner is much better with DVD+R and gives great results with Verbatim (MCC) and Taiyo Yuden disks, however it hates Ritek G04 (what are fairly unstable quality anyways) while G05 is acceptable.

Thank you very much.
i will try it and give you deedback :slight_smile:

ohh i see.
On this page is only the:

but this is not my burner i think??

Please tell me what files i have to download.
I dont want to bust my dvd burner.

Please help me :slight_smile:


can nobody tell me what Firmware i have to download fom this site: http://tdb.rpc1.org/

to Update my DVD Burner?
Please help me.

You need firmware for LG HL-DT-ST GSA-4080N (GWA/GMA/GCA) either 0S35 or 0N37, this will make your unit DVD-RAM GMA-4080N (0S35 - Sony OEM, 0N37 - NEC OEM with marginally better -R burning).

If you want to stay on the safe side use http://tdb.rpc1.org/original/4080NC12.ZIP (Original 0C12) and your device will stay GCA (Compaq OEM) and RPC2.

Firmware upgrade will give you some headway, but the key is not using crappy disks.

I have the HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GCA-4080N (0A31) and doesn’t seem to support bitsetting. Does the firmwares from rpc1.org have bitsetting enabled for this writer? I am thinking that this writer can’t set booktype.

no, also the firmware on rpc1 for that drive is unmodified , if its really important to you then youll have to buy an external drive or a regular drive+external enclosure that supports it , thats correct it doesnt support bitsetting

I just upgraded to 0h37 RPC1 from TDB. All seems well. Once again thanks to the Dangerous Brothers.

Weird that this performs better with +R, but my Liteon 1633 supposedly likes +R better but burns -R fine. http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=153250

I have a HL-DT-ST DVD - RW GWA-4080N, but not from LG. It’s from HP. I searched bros. and could not find any flashers for my driver. Could someone point me into the right direction, it would help alot.

http://tdb.rpc1.org/#GSA4080N ???

Hello legweb215 and welcome to the forum.

I’m not sure if you want region free firmware or just firmware updates for your drive. If it is region free firmware, then TDB are about your only hope. If they don’t have firmware updates for your drive model, then you probably have to ask them for one.

If it is just normal firmware updates, see here :

(See Q11) http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1289272&postcount=4