[QUOTE=Mangix;2724715]Although this does beg the question: can the flasher or eeprom utility convert the drive?[/QUOTE]
The simple rule is that if the Flash Utility can successfully dump the firmware of a given drive, then the Convert Drive function of the EEPROM Utility will also work OK with that drive.
Basically what the Convert Drive function does is to read the firmware from the drive, read the EEPROM from the drive, compare them against each other and if necessary adjust the EEPROM to match the firmware.
Since the Flash Utility works fine with your drive, then the Convert Drive function of the EEPROM Utility will work as well.
Also, if after crossflashing a drive its LED keeps blinking constantly and the drive refuses to read any discs, then that’s indicative of a firmware-EEPROM miss-match which requires the use of the Convert Drive function of the EEPROM Utility to sort out.