the latest firmware A102 is now officially available from
http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp -> Device Driver -> DVD-Writer. The download now seems to work perfectly, as it was incomplete yesterday.
One thing I noticed is that LG makes it somewhat too complicated than necessary, at least compared to other drive manufacturers. Quote from the readme of the official firmware:
- Connect the drive as Â¡Â°masterÂ¡Â± by it self, on the secondary IDE controller
with no other device on the same IDE cable, making note to set the jumper
on the back of the drive to the Â¡Â°masterÂ¡Â± position.
Hmmm, I wonder if this is really necessary? Has anybody tried if firmware update also works on other ide channels? - Why shouldn’t it? Every firmwareupdate I did so far with other optical drives, even five years ago could be done at ANY IDE port!
What about drives in external USB / Firewire cases, has anybody sucessfully update them in their cases yet?