IBM ThinkPad                                                May 25, 2004
DVD Firmware Update Utility

Release 4
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What This Package Does
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This utility will examine your system configuration and detect all DVD
drives installed. It will then check the firmware revision of the drive
and determine whether your system requires a firmware update. If 
required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update 
program for your drive.

This package provides firmware for the following DVD drives:

    Model (Manufacturer)                     Diskette Image Filename
  - SR-8175 (MKE)                            FWDV1301
  - SR-8176 (MKE)                            FWDV1301
  - SD-C2612 (Toshiba)                       FWDV1301
  - GD-S200 (Hitachi-LG Data Storage)        FWDV1302
  - GDR-8081N (Hitachi-LG Data Storage)      FWDV1302
  - GDR-8083N (HLDS)                         FWDV1302

If you don't know the manufacturer/model, check Device Manager.


The following is a list of IBM ThinkPad systems which may include
those DVD drives:
  - ThinkPad A20m, A20p, A21e, A21m, A21p, A22e, A22m, A22p
  - ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p
  - ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23
  - ThinkPad T30
  - ThinkPad T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p
  - ThinkPad X30, X31
  - ThinkPad i Series 1800
  - ThinkPad R50, R50p, R50e, R51

Released Versions
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Release 1       Initial release
Release 2       New firmwares for new drives.
Release 3       New firmwares for new drives. Update release
Release 4       Update release

Summary of Changes
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Where: <n.nn>  Release (for example, 1 means Release 1)
       (New)   New function or enhancement

<1>
 Initial release
 - (New) Version 0035 for GD-S200 (Hitachi-LG Data Storage)
 - (New) Version G240 for SR-8175 (MKE)

<2>
 Newly added
 - (New) Version 0012 for GDR-8081N (Hitachi-LG Data Storage)
 - (New) Version LB39 for SR-8176 (MKE)

<3>
 Newly added
 - (New) Version 0K03 for GDR-8083N (HLDS)
 - (New) Version 1127 for SD-C2612 (Toshiba)
 - Version LB3B for SR-8176 (MKE)

<4>
 - Version 0K04 for GDR-8083N (HLDS)

Installation Instructions
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NOTES: This utility is a bootable diskette based program, so you need to
       prepare an FDD for your ThinkPad.  Please consult with 
       documentations accompanied with your ThinkPad system.
       If you encounter a problem attaching an FDD to your ThinkPad,
       please call your local Help Center.

 - The diskette contains several executable files other than FW.EXE.
   DO NOT RUN THESE PROGRAMS. Running these programs other than
   FW.EXE could ruin your DVD drive.

 - The update utility can not identify a DVD drive in the docking
   station. In this case, remove the drive from the docking station
   and install it in a device bay of your ThinkPad system and then boot
   this diskette. If you encounter a problem installing the DVD drive
   into your ThinkPad, call your local Help Center.

 - In Windows XP, after updating the firmware, boot the machine and
   shut it down again. This is necessary the first time for the registry
   changes are recognition.


<<Caution>> Please do not power off the ThinkPad while the firmware is
            being updated or your DVD drive may NOT be usable anymore.

 1. Place a blank, formatted floppy diskette in the floppy disk drive.
 2. Close all open applications.
 3. Click the EXE link from the web page download the firmware update.
 4. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the
    downloaded file.
 5. Run the EXE file you downloaded to create the bootable diskette and
    follow the instructions on the screen to create the diskette.
 6. When the diskette has been created, place the diskette in the IBM
    ThinkPad system that has the DVD drive to be updated.
 7. Boot the system from the diskette.
 8. DVD 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 DVD drive has latest firmware and there no need
    to update or the firmware update is not for your DVD drive. Remove
    the diskette and power off your ThinkPad.
 9. Follow the instructions on the screen to update the DVD drives.
10. When the installation is complete, remove the Firmware Update 
    Utility diskette from floppy disk drive and power off your ThinkPad 
    system.

    NOTE: Do not restart the ThinkPad system with the ctrl-alt-del keys.


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