LG Drive dead after firmware update GCE-8481B

vbimport

#1

After downloading and running the firmware update for my LG GCE-8481B, the drive appears to have died.

The software appeared to hang when I tried to select where the firmware was located (trying to browse), and then when I rebooted, the drive wouldn’t power up and wasn’t recognized in bios.

I took the drive out, checked all the cables, nothing seems to work. I can’t even get power to it to eject etc. (although I have used the pin-hole to get the CD in there out)

Can I do anything to recover this drive!?


#2

I think that mtkflash can help to flash another firmware version into the drive. I guess that our moderator dhc014 can fix you up with some good working firmware (or do a search on Google)…


#3

But the drive doesn’t even power up… its not recognized in bios… will MTKflash work on a drive that doesn’t power up??


#4

I tried MTKFlash with the 2 files available on cdfreaks.com.
This is the command line I used :
mtkflash 3 je6lg104.hex

I got this message :

Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
Erasing…00%
ERR:fail to erase flash!

Any ideas on how to fix that!?