Hi guys. I have worked on this problem for about 12 - 15 hours now and need help. I know it’s only a 20 dollar drive but it’s also a good learning process …right
I killed my LG CRD-8480C drive with Linux Mandrake 9.2.
To fix this I have tried the firmware programs from the LG site: us.lgservice.com (Product Support, Device Driver, CD-ROM, CRD-8480C) …but that needs to SEE the drive and my bios does not see my drive at the moment. I also tried the Dead.gif directions that they give for putting your jumper sideways on the Master/Slave, but that does not work either. It does make the light come on though when I use that sideways jumper and eject button as I apply power to the drive.
So anyway. I tried the LG firmware update and I tried the DELL firmware update (my drive is in my DELL computer). Neither worked because they need to SEE the drive on the bios and my bios is NOT picking the drive up at the moment.
I downloaded MTKFLASH 1.80.1 but that does not work either …is there something else I should use for my drive?
I have only tried MTKFLASH with the 2 firmwares that I got from the LG and DELL sites, I can NOT find the CRD-8480C binary anywhere… if someone has the binary for the CRD-8480C could you please send it to me? The link here on CDFREAKS is broken for it.
Anyway, in reading your forum it sounds like MTKFLASH may not be compatible with the 2 firmwares that I have (V3D48105.LGE & V3PLGX48.LGE) so maybe I need the real BINARY for it to work.
If that does not work, what other flash program do you recommend? Anyone have this exact drive that they could help me out? I would greatly appreciate it!