Misflash

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#1

I’ve misflashed my sohw 1653s drive.Now the other tools don’t recognize the drive but i can see the device when booting.

So i searched a little and found the site below:

Site

In that guide he used three pins for fw flashing.

On my drive are they the pins on the upper left corner ? (see pic below)


#2

Umm…this doesn’t answer your question, but you can probably reflash using MtkFlash in DOS. [Just make sure that, when you power up your computer to do the flashing, you press and hold the eject button for a few seconds.]


#3

You might try FlashFix on current firmware and reflash with the FlashFixed firmware.


#4

MtkFlash doesn’t work.I didn’t use flashfix ,but i think it also won’t work as long as windows doesn’t recognize the drive.(even Everest doesn’t see)


#5

How did you run MtkFlash [including what switches you tried, etc]? You did press and hold the eject button while powering the system on, right?


#6

I used every way every version possible :smiley:
And I pressed the button.

But xsf works and i get error 56 (i even don’t know what it is)


#7

What command did you use in MtkFlash to try to flash the drive?


#8

MTKFLASH 1 W /B /M cys1.bin


#9

And your drive is primary master, and jumpered as primary master?


#10

Yes


#11

And you get no error from MtkFlash?


#12

Yes.Just waits forever.


#13

This is the procedure I recommend:
[B]1/[/B] create a bootable dos disk. Remove all files except command.com, io.sys and msdos.sys (the system ones)
[B]2/[/B] download mtkflash 1.80 from http://dhc014.rpc1.org/howto.htm (Currently this site is down)
[B]3/[/B] Add MTKFlash.exe to the disk.
[B]4/[/B] Get CYS1.BIN.
[B]5/[/B] Add this to the disk.
[B]6/[/B] Select the jumpers on your drive for master and [B]remove all other drives[/B].
[B]7/[/B] Boot to the floppy [B]while holding the drives eject button[/B].
[B]8/[/B] Type in MTKFlash 1 w /b /m CYS1.BIN. The 1 is primary master. See the step 2 site for details.

I’d also recommend trying it as secondary master with this command line:
MTKFlash 3 w /b /m CYS1.BIN

[B]Don’t[/B] use the MTKFlash “FULL” or “OFF” commands.


#14

[QUOTE=C0deKing;2100614]This is the procedure I recommend:
[B]1/[/B] create a bootable dos disk. Remove all files except command.com, io.sys and msdos.sys (the system ones)
[B]2/[/B] download mtkflash 1.80 from http://dhc014.rpc1.org/howto.htm (Currently this site is down)
[B]3/[/B] Add MTKFlash.exe to the disk.
[B]4/[/B] Get CYS1.BIN.
[B]5/[/B] Add this to the disk.
[B]6/[/B] Select the jumpers on your drive for master and [B]remove all other drives[/B].
[B]7/[/B] Boot to the floppy [B]while holding the drives eject button[/B].
[B]8/[/B] Type in MTKFlash 1 w /b /m CYS1.BIN. The 1 is primary master. See the step 2 site for details.

I’d also recommend trying it as secondary master with this command line:
MTKFlash 3 w /b /m CYS1.BIN

[B]Don’t[/B] use the MTKFlash “FULL” or “OFF” commands.[/QUOTE]

I did what you said,but it freezes on all occasions.(without an error)


#15

What kink of misflash, i.e. wrong firmware, power interruption during flash or what, and is the drive seen in BIOS? FYI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106228 has DH-20A4P for $21 with free shipping if this drive isn’t recovered and if you might be interested in another LiteOn.


#16

Flashed accidentally to 1693s (just there were so much fw s (1213,1613,1633,1653,1673,1693 …) and i accidentally clicked 1693s one) and drive is seen on the bios.I already have another dvd-ram drive.


#17

off topic:

I must say that is one nice pic you took. Looks very nice on my 22" WS.

sorry about your misflash :\

Edit:
I see you grabbed it from cdrinfo :doh: still i nice pic :slight_smile: