Can I crossflash a Plextor PX-880SA to a LiteOn?

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#1

How about making the Plextor drive a Liteon?


#2

[QUOTE=jsmiddleton4;2503614]How about making the Plextor drive a Liteon?[/QUOTE]
Yes this can be done also, using the Flash Utility v4 and the EEPROM Utility v6. :cool:


#3

I have the utilities and the Liteon 424 firmware. My Plextor is sata/lightscribe/etc.

I’ve read the information on the different utilities and while I could be missing it I didn’t see the “Steps to make a Plextor a Liteon” process.

What are the steps?

Thanks for you work by the way…


#4

Thanks to NewFish, this might help:
http://homepage.corbina.net/~sunfish/tips7.html


#5

Looks like that is Liteon to Plextor.


#6

Just switch the firmware and drive selected.

1/ Flash LiteOn firmware
2/ Use the EEPROM Utility on the new LiteOn drive
3/ Depower the drive/system and restart


#7

Thanks. What am I using the EEPROM Utility to do? I’m good with flash the firmware. But after I flash the Plextor drive with the liteon firmware, what am I using the EEPROM util to accomplish?


#8

The EEPROM util resets the drive id so after flashing with liteon firmware, the eeprom util then tells the drive its a liteon drive?


#9

[QUOTE=jsmiddleton4;2503622]The EEPROM util resets the drive id so after flashing with liteon firmware, the eeprom util then tells the drive its a liteon drive?[/QUOTE]
Yes that’s right. Follow the instruction screen and backup you EEPROM, just for extra safety. :wink:


#10

I am reading Plextor bin now and saving it using Flash Util.

Have extracted the Liteon bin from the .exe file using xflash util and have the zlin.bin file.


#11

Flashing i…424 failed.

do I cross flash with eeprom util?


#12

[QUOTE=jsmiddleton4;2503625]I am reading Plextor bin now and saving it using Flash Util.

Have extracted the Liteon bin from the .exe file using xflash util and have the zlin.bin file.[/QUOTE]
Look more closely at NewFish’s FAQ. Don’t extract the bin. Just load the exe flasher file (from my site) when prompted for a file to flash.


#13

My Russian is a bit rusty…


#14

Look at the pictures. :wink:


#15

Thanks for your help. I did look at the pictures. They are for changing a liteon drive into a plextor.

I want to change a plextor into a liteon.

The exe file fails. The bin fails.


#16

I double checked the firmware. My US based 880SA is sata/lightscribe/smart erase which is the ihas424.


#17

1/ Run the Flash Utility v4.x.x
2/ Select the Plextor PX-880SA drive
3/ Select "Write Flash"
4/ Select the firmware ATAPI.iHAS424_A.ZL1N.stock.exe
5/ Complete the flash

6/ Run the EEPROM Utility v6.x.x
7/ Select the LiteOn iHAS424 drive
8/ Select the Crossflash tab
9/ Select "Convert Drive"
10/ Complete the conversion

11/ Depower and restart the system


#18

That’s what I did. It fails.

Select boot code?


#19

[QUOTE=jsmiddleton4;2503635]That’s what I did. It fails.

Select boot code?[/QUOTE]
NO!

Just tried it here, works fine…


#20

You have a plextor drive that you made into a liteon or is it a liteon to begin with?