LG GSA-4167 DL12 released

Available at http://au.lgservice.com, adding 22 MIDs.

New firmware (ver. DL12) for only GSA-4167B(Internal 16X Super multi DVD Writer)

Improvement Point
-. Improvement of recording quality for DVD-R
-. Improvement of recording fail for DVD-RW
-. Improvement of loading time for DVD-RAM

Wow! The LG 4163 is very promising, it would be interesting to see what features this one adds :slight_smile:

i would be happy to see the same burn quality of 4163b on this drive

I still don’t understand why they use a 4165 fw on this drive…

Probably because there is no major difference between the 4165 and 4167.

DL12 is also available from the SG (Singapore) and GB (UK) LG service sites.

A list of media codes which have changed since DL11 :


DAXON -CY3-00 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
IMC JPN -R01-00 [ 4x, 8x ]
MAM…-M04-00 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
NAN YA -FLX-00 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
PRODISC -R05-01 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEK -P16-00 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEK -R05-01 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
WFKA11 -211-00 [ 4x, 8x ]


MKM -003-00 [ 4x, 8x ]
RICOHJPN-D01-02 [ 4x, 8x ]


BeAll G80001- [ 4x, 8x ]
DAXON016S - [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MAM8XG01 - [ 4x, 8x ]
MAMSXG01 - [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
NAN YA F02 - [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
OPTODISCR016- [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
PRODISCF02 - [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEKM16 - [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
UME01 - [ 4x, 8x ]


MBI01RWG 20 - [ 2x, 4x ]

Media code REMOVED (DVD+R)

PHILIPS -C16-00 [ 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]

I´ve just ordered a 4167 with LightScribe support - does this firmware fit with the drive?
It´s difficult to understand LG´s product names - 4163 - 4167 seams for me all the same so far :confused:

As I´ve found a LightScribe version of 4167 I thought I´ll give them a try :rolleyes:

This hasn’t been the case so far. I was expecting something along the lines of 4163B too, but this drive has a long way to go to become as good as 4163B. I am returning my 4167B (two firmware updates, no improvement).


It’s quite sad to say that, but i’m loosing my faith in 4167B, too :sad:

I hope LG could be able to fix those problems on the next firmware releases!

and thanx for the scans!!!

Daphy, are you sure you got a 4167 with LightScribe support?
That would be a new info as the 68 was supposed do be the one to do it and doesn’t seem to be in the market.
The LG with that feature on sale seems to be the 4166 for now.

And the 4166 is based on a totally different platform, more like the 4161/4162 design.

Brother Vlad

What are the problems?

In my opinion the 4167b and the 4165b are the same.

Today i flashed my 4167b from firmware dl10 to dl12.
But the flashprogram froze. So i restartet my computer and the DVDrom got detectet as an 4165b (with an cr02 firmware i think that was a mistake).
Then i applied the flashprogramm again and i flashed the “4165b” (what in truth is an 4167b) with the 4167b dl12 firmware again… (worked fine) And in the end i had my 4167b with the dl12 firmware.
So i think the 4167b and the 4165b are identically just a small differnce in the firmware (so i think a “firmwarehack” form 4165 to 4167 should be possible)

Just my 2 Cents



NO idea about being the very same hardware. It looks like, apart minor size and features differences.
The strange thing is Daphy being about to get a 4167 with LightScribe support, as this is not supposed to be the case.

sure, look here: http://www.misco.de/productinformation/~78053~/product.htm?affiliate=2000 :wink:

PS: I´m, no commercial! I bought the drive somewhere cheaper :stuck_out_tongue:

Read this web site again:

DVD-Brenner GSA-416[b]7[/b]B-BB
Hersteller Nr:  416[b]6[/b]B-BB 

Ibought this one

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<NOBR>Abbildung ähnlich</NOBR>

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Gewicht: 1.00 kg
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.: Technische Daten >Technische Informationen
DVD RW DL 16x/16x LG GSA-4167B beige lightscribe
bulk ohne Software
DL = Double Layer

schreiben: 16x DVD+R
48x CD-R
16x DVD-R
wiederbeschreiben: 8x DVD+RW
Lesen: 48x CD Rom
16x DVD Rom
Speicher: 2 MB Buffer
Schnittstelle: IDE / ATAPI
sonstiges: - DVD Ram

  • Dual
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  • Lightscribe


should arrive this week :confused:

Cannot find 4167 firmware DL12 on the websites quoted.
Please post a full URL or directions, tnx.

Regarding the differences between 41xxB drives, this may be of help:
>> Products >> DVD-Writable Drive

Here’s how to obtain firmware DL12 from LG.

Go to:

  • Note: It will ask you to choose a region. Depending on what you choose, it may affect whether GSA-4167B will show up in the search results. I choose North America --> US, even though I live in Canada.

Product: Choose DVD Writer
Operating System: Choose your apporiate one (for me it was Win XP)

Then Search.

It should return with results, and as of today Firmware DL12 for GSA-4167B is the first returned result.

I would post a direct link to the firmware file from LGE, but the “Save As” function is temporarily disabled at LGE therefore you will have to go through the above steps.

Hope this helps!