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