I have two Matshita UJ-845S drives in my laptop. I successfully (and I use that word with hesitation) flashed one drive with the 102 firmware. I then realized that the master/slave/cs firmwares might be a better choice because of my two drive setup (both drives are on the same IDE channel). Well, after I got 102 on one drive I can’t get the other drive to take any other firmare so it’s stuck on 100 (I assume it’s not talking correctly since it’s probably a slave???). AND I cannot downgrade the drive with 102 on it. :a
I tried with only the 102 drive installed in the laptop (tried each position). I have tried every combination of single/both drives and every possible firmware available and all I get is failures for flashing.
I can read most media…there are some burned CD/DVD’s that I cannot get the system to boot with using the drives…but for the most part I can read discs. I cannot burn at all, I either get power calibration errors or I get unreadable discs (when I use magiciso the power calib. error never comes but the finished product is garbage).
I have been contemplating getting new slimline drives for my laptop but I want to give it one last shot to salvage my existing drives…so can anyone give me some things to try???
what is the best replacement drives (slot load or tray…I am not picky AS LONG AS IT’s SLIMLINE AND INTERNAL)
Thanks in advance!!!