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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:01 am 
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Hi Forum!

I got my brand new iMac 27" with a HL-DT-STDVDRW GA32N (KC09). Unfortunately, I could not find a ready-to-use RPC1 firmware in the database. Is there any known progress on this?

DVD Info X:
Vendor: HL-DT-ST
Model: DVDRW GA32N
Firmware: KC09
RPC-2 (region locked)
State is NOT SET
4 vendor resets left
5 region changes left
No region set

Cheers,
Sven


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:08 pm 
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try dumping the firmware with devilclaws utility. Obviously nothing can be done without a firmware.

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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Unfortunately, I can't run the flasher tool:
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$ ./flasher -D
Devilsclaw's LG Renesas Drive Utility

AVAILABLE DRIVES AND IDs:
Drive ID: 1 Name: DVDRW GA32N

$ ./flasher -d 1 -f firmware.bin
Devilsclaw's LG Renesas Drive Utility
cmd_drive: Opening Drive: 1.
cmd_flashfirm: Flashing process started
cmd_flashfirm: Failed to falloc firmware.bin

$ ./flasher -d 1 -m main_firmware.bin
Devilsclaw's LG Renesas Drive Utility
cmd_drive: Opening Drive: 1.
cmd_dumpmain: Starting dumping process
get_firminfo_drive: failed to find pattern
cmd_dumpmain: failed to get firmware info

$ ./flasher -d 1 -c core_firmware.bin
Devilsclaw's LG Renesas Drive Utility
cmd_drive: Opening Drive: 1.
cmd_dumpcore: Starting dumping process
get_firminfo_drive: failed to find pattern
cmd_dumpcore: failed to get firmware info

Tested on Mac OS X 10.6.4 10F2056


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:29 pm 
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you should never attempt to flash and then dump on a mac system. reboot and attempt to dump. it still may not work but it might.


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Oops, sorry... my fault. Please ignore the second of that commands. Flashing failed, because the firmware file does not exist. Nevertheless, dumping fails.


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:39 pm 
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do you have the ability to pull the drive out and open the case on it so that we can find out the chipset ?


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:40 pm 
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I could do that, but I fear the risk of breaking the thin glass of the iMac. Is there any other possibility to get more details of the drive?


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:48 pm 
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no really i already did a search online and i have seen the outside of the drive and there is no details so we need to see the inside. no one else has done it yet. there is a how to take it apart guide


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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:06 pm 
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I just realized that my Mac mini has the same drive, but an older firmware revision (KC08). I will try to get that one open - should be easier. :wink:


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 PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:10 am 
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I just disassembled the drive and made some photos. I hope this helps. :D (Sorry, had to split the archive due to high resolution images and zip the files due to upload restrictions.)


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Archiv.7z.002.zip [1.24 MiB]
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Archiv.7z.001.zip [1.47 MiB]
Downloaded 267 times
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 PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:16 pm 
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Yep Panasonic chipset which is not supported by my program since i don't have a drive with a Panasonic chip set.


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i know this is digging up an old thread but any help? my iMac i7 chip is deff rip locked in hand break i have up after nothing happened after like 10 mins any ideas?


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 PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:40 pm 
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maxemus90 wrote:
i know this is digging up an old thread but any help? my iMac i7 chip is deff rip locked in hand break i have up after nothing happened after like 10 mins any ideas?


What kind of attitude is that from you?

Besides, have you even read the posts in this thread?

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