Updating ILO Recorder Firmware

Nero Burning Rom 6.6

This page is to help the non-technical in properly updating their ILO DVD recorders with new available firmware.
These instructions and screenshots were created using Nero Burning Rom 6.6 and may differ from the software you might be using. Most CD burning software, though, will work in much the same way. If, for any reason, you get stuck in the process, e-mail me here and I will do my best to try and help.
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1. Open your CD/DVD burning software and choose "Data CD" for the type of disc you want to create.


2. In the session window, find the firmware file in the file browser on the right side on the screen. Select it.
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3. Drag the firmware file to the CD contents area on the left side of the screen. This area is the list of files that will be burned to the CD.
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4. Click on the "Burn" icon on the button bar. In Nero, it looks like disc with a flaming match in front of it.
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5. Select the "Multisession" tab and make sure that any reference to using multisession is un-selected.


6. Select the "Burn" tab. Make sure that "Finalize CD" is selected. Click the "Burn" button to create the disc.
NOTE: I have had success in creating the disc without selecting "Finalize CD" on the HD04. If you do not want to waste an entire CD with just a firmware file and use the disc again, try it without finalizing. If the update does not work, you can always finalize the disc after the fact and have wasted nothing.


Once the disc is created, place it in the drive of the ILO recorder. The recorder will read the disc and prompt you to do the update, at which point you can choose yes or no. Once the update has completed, it will prompt you to turn off the recorder and restart it.

If, for some reason, the update fails, you need not worry. When the recorder is powered back on, it will eject the drive tray and ask for a valid firmware disc. Place the disc in the drive and close it. The recorder will recognize the disc and repair itself.

Remember, when you do a firmware update, all your custom settings like VCR+ channel mapping and timer settings will be erased. You will have to reprogram these things.

Good Luck!!!

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