Issue with Optiarc Firmware Flash

vbimport

#1

I downloaded the “Original Optiarc AD7203A Firmware” from http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7200A/.

I then used binflash from http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/.

I ran a scan on my drive and got.

G:	mp
ecflash_windows_x64>necflash.exe -scan
Binflash - NEC version - (C) by Liggy and Herrie
Visit http://binflash.cdfreaks.com
List of supported devices:
Device   : D:
Vendor   : Optiarc
Model    : DVD RW AD-7203A
Firmware : 1-W1

I ran a back up of the drive’s firware.

I then ran the flash.


G:	mp
ecflash_windows_x64>necflash.exe -flash 105_orig.bin D:
Binflash - NEC version - (C) by Liggy and Herrie
Visit http://binflash.cdfreaks.com
                       DISCLAIMER
THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE ABILITY OF THIS PROGRAM TO FLASH
NEC OR COMPATIBLE DVDR DRIVES IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ENDORSED BY NEC OR ANY
COMPANY RESELLING NEC EQUIPMENT AS THEIR OWN BRAND
IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM AND
DISCHARGE BOTH THE AUTHOR AND NEC FROM ANY
DAMAGE OCCURING AS THE RESULT OF ITS USE, PLEASE INDICATE SO
BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
Do you understand and agree to the statement above (y/n)? y
// sptxSay.DeviceIoControl: x45D (1117) The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
// sptxSay x 0 0 0 E (ioctl status length senseLength)
Error erasing flash blockError while flashing firmware
G:	mp
ecflash_windows_x64>

I ran a scan on the drives again and got this.


G:	mp
ecflash_windows_x64>necflash.exe -scan
Binflash - NEC version - (C) by Liggy and Herrie
Visit http://binflash.cdfreaks.com
List of supported devices:
Device   : D:
Vendor   : Optiarc
Model    : DVD RW AD-7203A
Firmware : 0.12

Now the light on the front of the drive just blinks and the drive will not open either from the button on the front or using eject from within winodws and now windows reports the device as a CD player now and not a DVD burner.

Running Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 X64

Any suggestions?


#2

Wrong crossflash!

Flash again with the CORRECT firmware.


#3

What would the correct one be?

I used http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/disclaimer/en/7203a/105_orig.zip.html

Even when I tried using the backup flash I got the same error.


#4

Then use SAFE MODE or an useful Os, not crappo vi$ta.