Scary update from YL02 to YL03

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#1

I just thought I’d share my experience with the LG Super Multi Blu GGW-H20L. I am using it over USB2.0 using a Sitecom CN-330 adapter and Windows XP x64. My drive was supplied with the YL02 firmware and after disconnecting from the network and closing down most applications, I ran the GGWH20L_YL03.EXE file which I got from the LG website. After what I think was more than 20 minutes of “please wait” agony, I got the scary message I am posting. That’s when I thought I had ruined my brand-new drive. :sad: Still, when I powered off the drive and on again, it worked just fine and has now the YL03 firmware. :cool: I suspect the reason for the error message must have been the USB to SATA bridge, but it could also be my x64 setup. All is well now and I’m very happy I got this drive. :bigsmile: I am also attaching a DVDinfo screenshot for reference.


#2

Welcome to the Forum Opticalex

Let us know how your burning goes after this firmware update.

You are a brave man to update using a USB to SATA bridge. I only trust installing all ODD internally and update from there and then move them back to USB or eSATA enclosures.


#3

Just got my 2nd GGW-H20L and done exactly the same as you.

The one in my main PC worked correctly as it is linked via an Intel SATA connector on the mobo.

The one in my HTPC slim case is using a USB2 to SATA daughter board as it sits ontop of the unit (would love a slimline version of this drive) and it also failed with the same error but the drive works without problems when it had been power cycled after the flash.


#4

Before the update, apart from some DVD+R discs I had only burned that BD-RE from LG that comes with the drive, and that worked fine. After the update, I have been burning some DVD+R DL discs from both imation and philips, with no problems. But today I tried burning a data compilation on an imation BD-R disc with nero and it says the medium format is corrupted. I am attaching info about the disc and the burn log. Thoughts anyone?


imation bd-r nero.txt (8.45 KB)



#5

[QUOTE=opticalex;2092213]But today I tried burning a data compilation on an imation BD-R disc with nero and it says the medium format is corrupted. I am attaching info about the disc and the burn log. Thoughts anyone?[/QUOTE]

Here’s the DVD Identifier output for the same disc.


Unique Disc Identifier : [BD-R-SL:PHILIP-R02-000]

Disc Type : [BD-R SL : Class 0 - Version 1]
Manufacturer Name : [Philips]
Manufacturer ID : [PHILIP]
Media Type ID : [R02]
Product Revision : [000]
Stamper Date : [Not Present On Disc]
Layer Info : [1 Layer (L0) : 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB) Per Layer]
Blank Disc Capacity : [12,219,392 Sectors = 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 00h - Disc Information
0000 : 44 49 01 10 00 00 62 00 42 44 52 01 12 01 00 00 DI…b.BDR…
0010 : 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 19 4e 7e …N~
0020 : 01 ec 64 64 28 28 28 28 23 23 23 23 00 00 00 00 …dd((((####…
0030 : 44 3d 7e 0a 0a 5a 16 89 a0 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 D=~…Z…
0040 : 18 20 20 20 20 70 00 70 00 70 00 70 00 68 00 68 . p.p.p.p.h.h
0050 : 00 68 00 68 00 70 00 70 00 70 00 70 00 a0 a0 c0 .h.h.p.p.p.p…
0060 : c0 c0 00 00 50 48 49 4c 49 50 52 30 32 00 00 00 …PHILIPR02…
0070 : 44 49 01 10 00 01 62 00 42 44 52 01 12 01 00 00 DI…b.BDR…
0080 : 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 19 4e 7e …N~
0090 : 03 d7 64 64 28 2d 2d 2d 23 23 23 23 00 00 00 00 …dd(—####…
00a0 : 64 55 7f 06 06 4b 18 89 90 10 10 10 10 18 18 18 dU…K…
00b0 : 18 20 20 20 20 60 00 60 00 60 00 60 00 58 00 58 . ....X.X
00c0 : 00 58 00 58 00 60 00 60 00 60 00 60 00 90 90 a0 .X.X....
00d0 : a0 a0 00 00 50 48 49 4c 49 50 52 30 32 00 00 00 …PHILIPR02…
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0100 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

(lots of zeros deleted)

0dd0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0de0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0df0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]


#6

[QUOTE=~KIPPER~;2086304]Welcome to the Forum Opticalex
Let us know how your burning goes after this firmware update.
[/QUOTE]

Lately I have been burning from a 10-piece TraxData spindle of ink-jet printable blu ray discs with no problems.