LG GSA H62N Can't update firmware CL00 or CL01

Hi

I have two LG GSA H62N SATA drives running under Vista.

I have searched for a couple of days now for a solution without success.

I’m trying to remove the riplock, :sad: that’s all. I have downloaded both the Genuine LG CL00 and CL01 firmware but DriveUpdater can’t find the target drive. As suggested I’ve tried safe mode without success, tried MCSE to modify reading speed and drive type etc but always same problem.

Here is the Discinfo for both drives…

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : SATA
MODEL : HL-DT-STDVDRAM G
REVISION : CL00
VENDOR SPECIFIC :
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : K6874Q40815
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 4
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 126
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 48

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : SATA
MODEL : HL-DT-STDVDRAM G
REVISION : CL00
VENDOR SPECIFIC :
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : K1H768D3057
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 4
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 79
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 48

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

I fixed it

Found a post about SATA ports somewhere and to try different ones.

It seems that My Gigabyte P35-DS3P Has 6 intel SATA ports and 2 Gigabyte.

I changed both drives to the Intel SATA ports (The yellow ones, not purple) and all is good.

Strange that the drives work flawlessly in either port but the firmware can only be updated if they are connected to the Intel ones.

The driver of the two bad ports corrupted the drive id, which is too short.