Well, I'm starting to think that I'm fighting for a lost cause.
First I succedeed in flashing the drive with mtkflash 1.83c with sony byx3 firmware. I booted the comp with no drive connected, and I connected the dvd-rw just before hitting enter. And it worked. The disapointing fact is that the drive came back to the first stage, the one with the blinking led. The bios recognised it as a sony, the system as "yyyyyy......". The led blinking.....
Back to flash procedure again: This time I turned it into a Lite-on 1633s with BS03 firmware. Same thing: blinking led. windows recognised it as : " I.....I ".
Ok, never mind I said. Let's get back to sony, maybe it is not pleased with the new identity. Mtkflash again..... succesfull procedure.....WAW...It's a SONY! I choosed for this time the stock firmware, the original one : BY01. I even restarted with the pressed eject button. Guess what : Blinking led!
Windows sees it again with "yyyyyy.....". I installed it on a IDE RAID, it's stayng there, with "a blinking eye". When I insert a cd or a dvd, it just spins it well, the sound of the mechanism is quite obvious, it's trying to understand something from the inserted media.
The blinking is quite annoing because toghether with the drive's led also blinks the hdd led. :a
I have second thoughts about this drive, I think that maybe it's problem isn't the firmware but the hardware....I don't know, maybe it's IDE interface, a chip or smth.
Anyone with this experience?
I keep on fighting because the drive is new, I only burned 20 DVD's with it and 0 cd's . I can't return it to Sony, because the sticker from the side was broken when I first inserted ir in my case... .
Any new ideeas?