After downloading the Firmware upgrade for my LTD-163 DVDRom:
D163GH5Q.zip 176KB 2002/09/03
I proceeded to run the firmware upgrade program on my computer. It erased the memory, and during the updating process it froze. I clicked close and it said something about rewriting some info. Then said Firmware flash successfull and prompted to reboot. I have not been able to detect it at all in the BIOS, win98 and Windows XP. I also have a Plexwriter 16/10/40A which also ceased to work in WinXP but I was able to perform a successful firmware upgrade in win98 and also had to uninstall it from windows XP and let it be redetected. When I just connect the 4Pin power cable from the Power Supply and no attach the IDE cable there are no lights on the drive upon boot up. There is no power going to the drive and I am not sure what I should do to make it work.
My computer setup is:
Athlon T-Bird 1333@1518 w/ Arkua 7528
ABIT KT7A RAID
384MB PC133 Cas2
CL Geforce 2 GTS 32MB
Plextor 16/10/40A (Secondary Master)
Lite-On LTD-163 (16X/48X DVD-Rom (Primary Master
2 Quantum 30GB’s in RAID0 (IDE3 Master and IDE4 Master)
Western Digital 18GB 7200rpm (Primary Slave)
Antec SX830/1030 (mutated) W/ 300W PS
Windows XP Pro
I purchase the Lite-On DVD-Rom in August of 2001, and the company has since gone into Revievership (aka bankrupt i think). I have upgraded the Firmware on the Drive successfully before and this is the first time there has been a problem. I downloaded the Firmware from http://www.jlms.com.tw/webfw/LTD-163/USER/D163GH5Q.zip .
What Suggestions do you have for me to go about reviving my DVD Rom or replacing, or repairing it?
Thanks for your help