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I am no longer able to buy LD GCR-8525b CD ROM drives and can only get GCR-8526b's.  I need to downgrade the firmware in the GCR-8526b to that of a GCR-8525b.  Is this possible and if so how?

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A client uses the 8525b in a CD Jukebox and the control board he is using does not recognise the new firmware.

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Hi, Why do you want to do this? There may be a different solution possible.

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Always backup your registry before editing and use care to find exact key!
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