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      CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, CD-RW/DVD drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO) - ThinkPad General

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      Optical drive firmware update
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      README for Optical drive firmware update
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      Create a bootable CD with this ISO image using CD recording software such as Record Now! This utility
      will examine your system configuration and detect Optical Disc Drives such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, CD-RW/DVD combo installed in your ThinkPad. It will then check the firmware revision of the drive and judge whether your system requires a firmware update or not. If required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update program for your drive.

      This firmware update may support the optical drive on the following ThinkPad systems:

      - A20m, A20p, A21m, A21p, A21e, A22m, A22p, A22e, i1800
      - A30, A30p, A31, A31p
      - G40, G41
      - R40, R40e
      - R50, R50p, R50e, R51, R51e, R52
      - R60
      - T20, T21, T22, T23
      - T30
      - T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p
      - T60, T60p
      - X20, X21, X22, X23
      - X30, X31, X32
      - X40, X41, X41 Tablet
      - X60, X60s
      - Z60m, Z60t
      - Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
      Summary of changes
      Supported CD-ROM, CDRW, CDRW/DVD drives
      Installation instructions
      Bootable diskette format of this firmware update links

      Summary of changes
      • [HLDS] GCC-4247N - 1.02
      Click here to view the supported drives for previous releases.

      Installation instructions
      This package provides the firmware for the following Optical Disc Drives:
      Hitachi, LG, HLDS
        CRN-8241U, CRN-8245B
        GDR-8081N, GDR-8083N
        GCC-4160N, GCC-4240N, GCC-4240N-IMC0, GCC-4241N
        GCC-4242N-R4, GCC-4246N
        UJDA720, UJDA730, UJDA750, UJDA760
        UJDA740, UJDA740(750), UJDA740(760) for G40 and R40e
        UJDA745, UJDA755Y, UJDA755Z, UJDA765
        SR-8175, SR-8176, SR-8178
        DW-225-A, DW-225-B

      Installation instructions
      • The update utility will not find an Optical Disc Drive in a Docking Station. In this case, remove the drive and install it into an Ultrabay in your ThinkPad. If you encounter a problem installing an Optical Disc Drive into your ThinkPad, call your local Support Center.
      • The utility contains several executable files, but DO NOT RUN THESE PROGRAMS. Running these programs manually could ruin your drive.
      • After updating the firmware, you may need to reboot Windows XP an additional time. This is a required action for Windows to populate the registry.
      • The Optical Disc Drive Firmware Update Utility does not support a suspend/hibernation/resume feature of the ThinkPad while the firmware update utility is running. Do not use Fn + F4 or equivalent functions.
      Making a CD-R or CD-RW disc to use
      This section provides instructions using the RecordNow! program to make a bootable CD. Refer to your other product manuals when using other CD writing programs.
      1. Make sure you have a ThinkPad with a CDRW, DVD/CDRW combo or DVD MultiBurner drive installed. Insert a blank CD-R or CDRW disc.
      2. Download the FWOD04.ISO file.
      3. Run RecordNow!.
      4. Click the Backup Projects tab.
      5. Click Burn Image. Follow the instructions
      6. Choose the downloaded ISO file in step 2 of this process to create your CD.
      Prepare the boot device
      The resulting CD-R or CDRW disc includes an operating system and is bootable on the supported ThinkPad models.

      The Optical Disc Drive Firmware Update Utility bootable CD does not support USB Optical Disc Drives, PCMCIA/CardBus Optical Disc Drives, Optical Disc Drives in a Docking Station bay, or any drive other than the Optical Disc Drive in the ThinkPad Ultrabay. Other drives will not be updated correctly by this firmware update utility.

      Confirm that an Optical Disc Drive is in the boot device list, by entering your BIOS setup, depending on model:

      1. Power on the ThinkPad.
      2. Press the F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the ThinkPad logo is seen on the screen.
      3. Choose Startup from the menu
      4. Choose Boot from the menu.
        Note: Write down the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
      5. In the Boot Priority Order, set ATAPI CD0 to the top of the list.
      6. Press F10 to save the new setup.
      7. Power off or restart the system.
      Firmware install
      After the above sections Making a CD-R or CDRW disc to use and Prepare the boot device have been completed, follow these steps. Connect the AC adapter and use a fully charged battery to power the ThinkPad system during the update. This will avoid an accidental loss of power.

      Note: Install only one Optical Disc Drive into your ThinkPad.

      1. Place the CD-R or CDRW disc you created in Making a CD-R or CDRW disc to use section into your ThinkPad Optical Disc Drive.
      2. Boot the system with the Firmware Update Utility.
      3. Drives that have been detected will be listed in the upper area of the main menu. If a drive that requires an update is detected, it will be shown with a blinking mark on the left. If you find no blinking mark, your Optical Disc Drive has the latest firmware and there is no need to update or the update firmware is not valid for your drive. Remove the Firmware Update Utility and shutdown your ThinkPad.
      4. Follow the instructions on the screen to update the necessary drives.
      5. When the installation is complete, remove the Firmware Update Utility CD or CDRW from the Optical Disc Drive and power off your ThinkPad system. Do not restart the ThinkPad system with the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys.
      6. Enter BIOS Setup Utility again, if you need to restore your original boot order.

      Do not power off the ThinkPad during the firmware update, or your Optical Disc Drive may NOT be usable anymore.

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      Bootable diskette format of this firmware update links
      Click the links below to obtain the diskette image form of the firmware update utility:

      CD-ROM firmware update utility (Bootable diskette)
      CDRW/DVD firmware update utility (Bootable diskette)
      DVD firmware update utility (Bootable diskette)


      • Alias ID: MIGR-62296, MIGR-62296-KR
      • Document ID:DS013921
      • Last Updated :11 Jun 2015
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