Hi guys, I just purchased a new Matsushita/Matshita/Panasonic DVD-RAM drive for my latop but I am having a bit of a problem with it. The drive label says that the drive model is UJ-845-B but the firmware reports the drive as Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-85JS.
This is not so much the problem, the problem is that my bios is not detecting the drive on my secondary IDE channel at boot time so I cannot boot any discs with the drive which, I really need to do. When in windows the drive is installed and usable.
I believe that the problem may be that the firmware setting for Master/Slave/CS may be incorrect but I have no way of checking this. I cannot flash the firmware using the tools for a UJ-845-B drive as it says that a compatible drive is not connected.
ANY help would be appreciated here, if anyone can explain the mismatch in sticker/firmware? Tell me where I can find appropriate firmware? Or even give me advice on how to extract the firmware? I’m not averse to patching the firmware myself!!!
I should also point out that my laptop has no floppy drive making this all the more difficult…PLEASE HELP!!!
Thankyou in advance!