Wow, so much information. I’ve read for about 3 hours and decided that my firmware (fs05) was horrible as my new pack of dvd-r’s (previously used +r perfectly) was going to waste. I tried changing firmware to fs0f. Inisitially, I used the windows frontend for mtkflash, but came up with error of some sort.
I then booted into dos and did it the same way.
mtkflash 4 w /m fs0f.bin (do caps matter?)
I didn’t use a /b because my mtkflash is 188.8.131.52, and was instructed not to.
It said, erasing drive info (or something like that). Unable to load .bin. And since, my drive is useless. So, I guess my question is: how do I fix this, if I can?