I just attempted to ‘fix’ my Cendyne drive (verbatim 321240a) and make it a liteon via a flash upgrade. I made a floppy in win xp that would boot to dos, and put the mtkflash program on it, as well as teh .exe version of the liteon flash program.
Being a good boy, i first wanted to backup my firmware, but somehow THIS WENT TERRIBLY WRONG!. :a
So i’m in dos, and i type MTKFLASH 4 R /B /M old.bin
and it starts backing up the file. It stops part way through, and as I suspected, it had run out of room on the floppy. So I used the erase command to remove the liteon flash program, and then ran the mtkflash program again (with the same tags). This time, it successfully read all 512k (my old bios) and put it on the floppy. When it was done, i figured i’d boot back into windows, and move this backedup file to my hard drive, and put the liteon flash program back on the floppy disk.
I popped the disk out, and hit control-alt-delete. The comp restarts and immediately, i notice is that the green light on my cd burner is on. It has stayed this way every since! Windows takes like 20 minutes to boot (it lags trying to read this cd burner I suspect). I can’t get the door on the drive to open either. Windows doesn’t even know there is a drive.
Keep in mind, i NEVER EVEN FLASHED DATA TO THD DRIVE! I simply read stuff out of teh drive to a floppy, and suddenly my burner is messed up.
I really don’t know what i did wrong, or more importantly, how i can fix this. I’ve tried booting off the floppy and running the liteon flash program, but it doesn’t even see that i have a cd-rw (it only sees my main cd reader).
I also tried using the file (the one i read out of my burner to teh floppy), to send that to the cd burner. That was successful (i.e. mtkflash “x” w /b filename.bin worked), but it didn’t fix the problem. The burner is still not recognized, and the light is still on (all the time!), and the drive won’t open.
Has anyone had any similar problems. PLEASE HELP. Thanks.