[quote=mciahel;2046574]Hi and Welcome!so you have forced the flashing process, since normally the Samsung flasher will refuse to work if drive and firmware don’t fit.
I can’t believe that. Either you have used the “-NOCHECK” parameter, or you were using an OEM flasher, that has the hardware check disabled (I can’t imagine this either).[/quote]
Hello, I would consider my knowledge of flashing DVD drives at “novice” as this was the first drive I ever flashed so far. I had 3 files to work with, a .bin file for XP for the 632D (the right file) a .bin file for Vista for the 632D and a .bin file for XP for the 632H (both the wrong files).
The 632D XP file executed and finished, the Vista file did not execute and resulted in an error but the XP file for the wrong drive (632H) executed and got stuck at 99%. So your theory that all this could not happen is wrong - sadly.
I did not use any parameters or software other than the SDFWIN that was included in the package by the laptop vendor.
Additionally, there are lots of L632H firmwares that are incompatible since the CableSelect settings are different. This might be the reason, why you can’t detect your drive at all.
Either you flashed a firmware with wrong CSEL settings (then there might be some hope) or you killed your drive entirely.
Get an Slim-to-IDE adapter and install the drive in a desktop computer. Try to flash the original firmware using sfdnwin and the “-NOCHECK” commandline switch. If this doesn’t help either, you’ll have to buy a new drive.
Sorry, but I don’t have a clue what CSEL means as well.
In any case, the drive costs $ 40 and the vendor will send out a new one tomorrow without me having to send back the old one (as it is far too cheap to be repaired).
Thanks for the reply though there were a few surprises even for you…
If they check further, they’ll find out that someone (=the user) has messed with the firmware and will refuse to repair the computer under warranty. The bill will be higher than the price for a new drive.