LITEON DVD 163-D Dead? Help me!

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#1

Hey, im new to this firmware upgrade stuff. I tried to install a firm upgrade , I think it was a ghl8??? Anyway, My bios will hang up completely when i try to attach the ide cable so I cannot even begin to install any kind of update, i tried restarting, everything, if i reach in and unhook ide cable, bios loads up nice and quick, no probs. I have tried everything I can think of which is why I am posting. I NEED SPECIFIC DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS!!! LOL ps I tried to install under winxp


#2

your best plan would be to go into your bios.

disable your ide

secondery master ?
master ?

what ever your dvdrom is connected to disable that. then connect it.

that way you will be able to by pass the bios screens and get into dos …

read here for detailed info on reflashing your drive from dos.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42502

if that dont work then you will have to reconnect the drive when your in dos be CAREFULL doing it this way you dont wanna SHOCK your self.


#3

Ok, Now I’m really confused :eek: first , what is the mtkflash? Is that the actual firmware? or a program to flash the upgrade? second, where do I store the file that is the actual upgrade so that the dos can load it or whatever? I just thought I was computer oriented:D do I need 2 floppies?
if not in dos, may i flash with winxp if i can get past my bios post by doing the esc, and reconnecting the drive ? ugh, you see I need a “connect the dots” kind of explanation here. Thanks in advance for any help !!!


#4

Try MTK WinFlash after disabling the drive in BIOS.

http://digi.rpc1.org/mwf.htm


#5

ok, i have mtkwinflash, the latest one. its running now. how long does it take? i the progress bar stopped at the end and the status says “updating”. is this normal? i just plugged the ide cable to it (sec/master) after windows was booted, and ran the mtkwinflash in ide mode. i selected which caable i had it on, now its kinda hangin there. I guess this takes a while? PLEASE REPLY!!!