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Thread: screwed up firmware flash on cd-rw

  1. #1
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    screwed up firmware flash on cd-rw

    I've got a LG GCC-4480B CD-RW/DVD that basically has been working fine. Anyway, I inadvertently clicked on the firmware flash file I had used some months ago and did not realize that by doing so, you start the flash process. I was thinking that it was just reading the drive. So I discontinued the program (bad bad mistake) and now it's dead. My system bios won't even read it, cannot even get my system to post, so I had to pull it out. Fortunately, I had a spare cd/rw, installed it, and everything is running fine again. But I'm wondering if there is any way to re-flash the LG, or is it toast. I'm afraid it's the latter since I cannot even get my system to post.

    It won't be a tragic loss, as this drive has never seemed to work quite right. The bios that was in there was one I flashed about a year ago without problem.

    Thanks.

    marty

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    The word you are looking for is

    FUBAR......

    Sorry
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    Yeah, I thought so. Incredible carelessness on my part. Oh well, I can get a quality NEC 16X dual-layer DVD burner for only 60 bucks+ at newegg, cheaper than what I paid for the LG 18 - 20 months ago (and it was not a DVD burner, only a player), so that's probably what I'll do. Thanks for the feedback.

    marty

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