Firmware Update for CD-RW Drive (Hitachi-LG GCE-8400B)

This program updates Firmware on the following VAIO Desktop models, equipped with Hitachi-LG GCE-8400B, running Windows XP

  • PCV-RX401
  • PCV-RX402

Resolved Issue:

This Firmware update resolves the following issue:

  • When a Music CD is written by RealOne Player, this audio-CD cannot be read by other media players.


  • Do not shutdown the computer while the Firmware update procedure is in progress.
  • Do not stop the Firmware update procedure while it is in progress.
  • Not following any of the above, could severely damage your system

If your machine is equipped with aHitachi-LG GCE-8400B CD-RW Drive:

  1. ClickStart
  2. Right-clickMy Computerand clickProperties.
  3. Click theHardwaretab and clickDevice Manager.
  4. Double-clickDVD/CD-ROMdrives.
  5. Find now which DVD-ROM drive you have.
  6. IfHL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400Bappears in the list, please use thisF/W Update.
  7. If the above does not appear in the list, this patch does not apply.

Download the Upgrade:

  1. Double-clickHitachiLG GCE-8400B.
  2. Select a folder, where this file will be saved to, for exampleC:\Hitachi
  3. ClickSave.

Update the Hitachi-LG GCE-8400B CD-RW-Drive:

  1. Open theWindows Explorerand go to the folder (C:\Hitachi) where the file (GCE-8400B_SONY_1.03.exe) has been saved.
  2. Double- clickGCE-8400B_SONY_1.03and the Firmware update will start automatically.
  3. When the updating is done, click on the close-button and restart the computer

Verify the firmware version of the Hitachi-LG GCE-8400B CD-RW Drive

  1. ClickStart, point toPrograms,Sonic Stageand then clickBacking Up Audio CDs.
  2. SelectHL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400Bdrive.
  3. The version of the firmware 1.30. is mentioned behindHL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B.
  4. If the version is not1.30, then update theHitachiLG GCE-8400B CD-RW-Driveagain.



  • CDR_GCE8400B_103.exe


  • 32 bit


  • 468 Kb

Kibocsátás dátuma

  • 29-21-2003