I’m not sure if I’ve done any damage or not.
The Device ID indicated it was firmware Ver 1.00 on the new H55L, so naturally I wanted to flash the new Ver 1.05. I downloaded the Firmware 1.05 from LG and prepared the computer so nothing would interfere with the flash, all the usual pre-flash sets and checks. I started the flasher and a box came up over the flasher asking “Do you want to start ‘Re-Flash’ F/W”. I thought woh! whats that mean, re-flash !? I clicked no and the flasher disappeared. Well the device id said it was VER 1.00 so I thought to try again. Same box came up “re-flash F/W” so I clicked yes and it started the process. 6% in to the process it aborted and reported “Update Failed” “The drive may be in emergency mode” “Drive can only be flashed F/W”. OK so now I’m thinking I just murdered the drive; but I did everything correctly. So I rebooted and Windows re-detected the drive and now the device ID shows Ver 1.05 !!! What the hell happened ?!?!?
Immediately I start testing the drive and everything still works same as before. Benchmark tests same.
A question: do you suppose it was already in Ver 1.05 but id was wrong showing Ver 1.00 ??? Or do you think the flasher got as far as just changing the id to 1.05 and then aborted for some reason. I don’t yet understand whether I have ver 1.05 or not. Info tool says it is 1.05 but I have no way to read the firmware to confirm what it actually is.