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updating dvd firmware(please help)

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  1. casper03

    casper03 Thread Starter

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    can anyone tell me how to update the firmware for my
    GD-5000 hitachi dvd rom?

    i have downloaded latest version but not sure how to do it
    can someone explain in novices terms please
     
  2. casper03

    casper03 Thread Starter

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    i have downloaded the following text but dont understand the
    part between the *'s

    GD-5000
    When you have downloaded the file, unzip it and save the resulting .exe file to the C:\ directory. Create a DOS boot disk, as detailed above, and boot into DOS mode. Change to the C:\ directory, then type:
    50UPH140.exe
    *You will be asked to specify the position of your drive on the IDE bus, then the file will run and your f/w will be updated*
     
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    May I ask why you want to update the firmware?

    Is there any particular problem that you are having? I don't think you can 'go back' to the old one if you're not happy with the changes it makes......
     
  4. casper03

    casper03 Thread Starter

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    my dvd is not reading disc's most of the time:
    i have cleaned the lens.
    tried unplugging and reinstalling and checked every other
    thing i can think of
     
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