40125S Drive dead after flashing?

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#1

Hello folks,

i decided to flash my 40125s (Z… Firmware) to 48125w with mtkflash and used firmware vs0d.bin. mtk said all done and please reboot. so i hit ctrl + alt + del (was that dumb?). pc rebooted and now hangs on ‘detecting ide drives’ What can i do to reanimate my drive?


#2

I don’t know why it’s “dead” (I’ve never tried this, but according to dhc014’s page, the 5S->5W flash should be possible… maybe next time you could try the 5S 48x firmware).

Try the dead drive recovery instructions at http://dhc014.rpc1.org/howto.htm#mtkflash and note what he has to say about getting around the hanging-at-IDE-detection problem.


#3

I had no problems, when I flashed my 40125S to a 48125W about a year ago. Maybe bstenmans used a too old version of mtkflash?


#4

Thank you guys, especially code 65536, my drive is now recognised as 48125w and now producing an audio cd at 48x. For my second try flashing i chose an older firmware (vs0b instead of vsod) and a newer version of mtk (1.8 instead of 1.6). Thank you!


#5

As long as a drive is detected in Windows, the “LiteOn Firmware Flasher” available here should handle those cross-flashes with .bin files. MTKFlash is really only needed for recovery of a “dead drive”. (and for those who can’t resist DOS) :wink: