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Firmware Update for HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD combo drive

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Firmware Update for HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD combo drive

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Windows XP (32-bit)
1.06
7/14/2005
Installation instructions for Firmware Update for HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD combo drive

4.01953125 KB
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.06
7/14/2005
This firmware update was created to provide the HLDS (Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc.) GCC-4481B CD-RW/DVD combo drive with the ability to read DVD+R Dual-Layer media.

Note: This drive was never intended to be able to read this media, and as such this firmware update is provided as-is on a best effort basis. There is no guarantee that after updating to this firmware, the drive will read all types of DVD+R Dual-Layer media.
Additional information

This package applies to the following systems configured with the HLDS GCC-4481B CD-RW drive:

  • NetVista A21 (type 6339, 6341, 6342, 6346, 6347, 6348)
  • NetVista A22p (type 2292, 6343, 6349, 6350, 6823, 6825)
  • NetVista A30 (type 8313, 8314, 8315)
  • NetVista A30p (type 8310, 8311)
  • NetVista A40 (type 6830, 6831)
  • NetVista A40p (type 6599)
  • NetVista M41 (type 6790, 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795)
  • NetVista M42 (type 8301, 8303, 8304, 8305, 8306, 8307)
  • NetVista S40 (type 6645)
  • NetVista S42 (type 8317, 8319)
  • NetVista X41 (type 6274)
  • ThinkCentre A30 (type 8191, 8198, 8199)
  • ThinkCentre A50 (type 8084, 8085, 8147, 8148, 8175, 8176, 8320, 8419)
  • ThinkCentre A50p (type 8193, 8194, 8195, 8432, 8433)
  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8122, 8123, 8124, 8129, 8131, 8132, 8133, 8134, 8135, 8136, 8137, 8138, 8424, 8425, 9212)
  • ThinkCentre A51p (type 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8427)
  • ThinkCentre M50 (type 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190)
  • ThinkCentre M51 (type 8095, 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146)
  • ThinkCentre M51e (type 9213)
  • ThinkCentre S50 (type 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417, 8429)
  • ThinkCentre S51 (type 8098, 8171, 8172, 8173)
Downloading the update
  1. Click the file link to download the file from the Web page.
  2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file.
Extracting the update
  1. Click Start, select Find or Search, then click Files and folders.
  2. Type pz2z34usa.exe in the search field, then click Find Now. This will locate the file you just downloaded.
  3. Double-click the pz2z34usa.exe icon. Read the license agreement.
  4. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Unpack the files used to perform the installation to the location specified below, and don't remove these files after the setup is completed.
  7. Ensure that "Save files in folder" is set to C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\PZ2Z34US.
  8. Click Next. The necessary files will be extracted to your hard drive.
  9. Click Finish.
Installing the update
  1. Click Start, then click Run.
  2. Type C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\PZ2Z34US\JC5_WinDown.exe, then click OK.
  3. Click Browse, then go to the C:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\PZ2Z34US directory.
  4. Select IBM_106.HEX, then click Open.
  5. Click Upgrade. The upgrade will take a couple of minutes.
    Note: This action will cause the drive tray to open.
  6. When the upgrade is complete, click Close.
  7. Shut down and restart the system.