Crossflashed and now my drive doesn´t even open tray!

vbimport

#1

Hello, I have crossflashed my SONY Q58A (USB) laptop drive to a 832S with this file:

• CG5M - patched - improved burn quality (for 451S, 851S, 812S, 832S, Sony 700A, etc.)
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

but when it got to 100% the program didn´t stop, it just stuck at 100% like a bad flash.

Now my drive doesn´t react in any way, it doesn´t open the tray, doesn´t turn any light on, and isn´t recognized in windows anymore.

How can I fix it? Probably I will have to do some DOS flashing, but how?


#2

yep wrong f/w…here are the f/w’s for that drive > http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2113

You’ll have to search for DOS flasher and then i’m not sure it will work. Maybe someone can help you? C0deKing or ala42?

Edit:
Do you remember what f/w that was on it?


#3

[QUOTE=Bob;2038685]yep wrong f/w…here are the f/w’s for that drive > http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2113

You’ll have to search for DOS flasher and then i’m not sure it will work. Maybe someone can help you?

Edit:
Do you remember what f/w that was on it?[/QUOTE]

yes, it has original sony firmware UDS1 !!!


#4

[QUOTE=fscussel;2038689]yes, it has original sony firmware UDS1 !!![/QUOTE]Did you save it before flashing?


#5

[QUOTE=Bob;2038693]Did you save it before flashing?[/QUOTE]

yes, I have it.

the problem is that since it´s a USB drive (notebook USB drive) I can´t do the MTKFLASH in DOS, can I?


#6

[QUOTE=fscussel;2038701]yes, I have it.

the problem is that since it´s a USB drive (notebook USB drive) I can´t do the MTKFLASH in DOS, can I?[/QUOTE]Well mine is inside and is an IDE drive.

If you have a USB floppy i think you can change BIOS to boot to it and then flash in DOS.

Or hook it up to an adapter and plug it into a desktop IDE.


#7

I have that same drive in my VAIO lappy. I only used it maybe 5 times.


#8

[QUOTE=Bob;2038714]I have that same drive in my VAIO lappy. I only used it maybe 5 times.[/QUOTE]

yes it seems that its IDE because the conector has tons of pins!!! I will try it !!


#9

Lets us/me know how it goes please.


#10

[QUOTE=Bob;2038722]Lets us/me know how it goes please.[/QUOTE]

I tried removing the drive from the docking station and unassembling it without sucess. The conector it has is some sort of proprietary, so I can´t conect it to a IDE flat cable and use it in a desktop. The only remaining option is doing the recovery in the notebook itself, but I´m a little worried because I also have my IDE harddrive connected. Do you know if there´s a program to check in wich IDE port the harddisk is connected?


#11

[QUOTE=fscussel;2039249]I tried removing the drive from the docking station and unassembling it without sucess. The conector it has is some sort of proprietary, so I can´t conect it to a IDE flat cable and use it in a desktop. The only remaining option is doing the recovery in the notebook itself, but I´m a little worried because I also have my IDE harddrive connected. Do you know if there´s a program to check in wich IDE port the harddisk is connected?[/QUOTE]yeah that’s why i said you will need an adapter to connect it to a desktop IDE.

Doesn’t the Device Manager show where it is? Oh is it unseen now?

I’m guessing your hard drive is master and your Q58A is slave.


#12

[QUOTE=Bob;2039271]yeah that’s why i said you will need an adapter to connect it to a desktop IDE.

Doesn’t the Device Manager show where it is? Oh is it unseen now?

I’m guessing your hard drive is master and your Q58A is slave.[/QUOTE]

just tried using MTKFLASH. No sucess. I have removed my HARDDRIVE to make sure that I wouldn´t mess with it, and after that I booted into DOS and tried MTKFLASH both in 1 (First IDE controller - Master) and 2 (First IDE controller - Slave), no sucess.

Now my only hope is finding a way to connect it to a desktop. Can you help me?


#13

You need one of those adapters for slim type drives and lappy hard drives i guess.

I’ve never used MTK flash.


#14

Something like this should do the trick > http://www.xpcgear.com/slimodtoide.html


#15

[QUOTE=Bob;2039337]Something like this should do the trick > http://www.xpcgear.com/slimodtoide.html[/QUOTE]

yes, I´m buying one of those.

the problem is removing the drive from the dell drive caddy, do you know how to do it??

http://www.bixmarket.com/bixpro/product.php?productid=16175

there are pictures in that site.

also, why no one else is contributing to this topic???


#16

[QUOTE=fscussel;2039522]yes, I´m buying one of those.

the problem is removing the drive from the dell drive caddy, do you know how to do it??

http://www.bixmarket.com/bixpro/product.php?productid=16175

there are pictures in that site.

also, why no one else is contributing to this topic???[/QUOTE]Not many have this drive i guess?

Anyway i have not had mine out but just unscrew it and unplug it? They are replaceable.

I have my lappy out right now updating it.


#17

What is your location? I’m in Missouri,USA


#18

[QUOTE=Bob;2039530]What is your location? I’m in Missouri,USA[/QUOTE]

I´m in Brazil !


#19

[QUOTE=fscussel;2039537]I´m in Brazil ![/QUOTE]I see…i have no idea where to tell you if needed to replace it. I only know shops in USA sorry.


#20

[QUOTE=Bob;2039539]I see…i have no idea where to tell you if needed to replace it. I only know shops in USA sorry.[/QUOTE]

ok, I finally removed the drive from the caddy, it has a hidden screw, now all I have to do is wait for the adapter to arrive, it will take 10 days least, what I would like to hear is someone confirming that DOS flashing WILL work to revive the drive, because I´m buying this adapter and perhaps it´s impossible to flash it again and I will just loose money.