How to change Jumper settings via firmware or cross connect

I have a Toshiba m-45 S169 Laptop. The factory Matshita drive became unusable so I attempted to replace with a Sony DW-D56A. The drive is receiving power but bios does not recognize the drive. I understand that these drives come factory preset to a certain jumper setting. I need a workaround to change the setting by firmware or possibly cross connecting pins. If you can provide any assistance it would be great. I am stuck in Iraq with no way to watch movies or back up my pictures… Thanks

The sony drive is a product sold by Dell and you want to put it into a Toshiba notebook??? The only companies who know the pin settings are tohisba and sony themselves. I have no idea who to contact, but i’m pretty sure that this kind of information isn’t available on the internet.

Not necessarily. According to http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html there are several versions, including Dell. So this drive might be a non-OEM also.

Michael

evidently the drive is set thru firmware?
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=140845
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=latit_cdrom&message.id=11729
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=insp_cdrom&message.id=41616

what a can of worms

http://www.airissupport.com/bdc/Ficheros%20Asociados/FAQ%20-%20N920.pdf

color me confuzeeeeeeeeeed

It is because that drives have NO jumpers!!