I’ve been reading other threads for 3 days b4 posting, so hopefully, this problem isn’t solved elsewhere, also, sorry it’s so long, but I wanted anyone who can help to know what I’ve already done!!!
My mate flashed his 24102b with the official liteon 5s5a.exe update, and it subsequently stopped reading CDs. It still appears in the bios, it still appears in the explorer tree, it just does nothing when CDs are put in it. I also own a 24102b (fw 5s57). I have read that fw using MktFlash a dozen times, and flashed my mates one with it quite a few times too. His drive simply spits out any CD you put in it, but stays closed when empty. If I reflash with the 5s5a, I’m back in square one.
I’m using MktFlash1.48, I’ve tried reading and writing fw’s from secondary master & secondary slave positions. The reading/writing report as sucessfull every time. I’ve even tried using my computer and his, incase the IDE controllers on one were having some weird effect.
I’ve read something about the jumper trick, but details seem a bit sketchy. I understand where the jumper is to go, but not when. Do I boot with it on then remove it, or do the whole flash with it on, then remove it? ALSO I cannot see any reference as to a particular IDE channel to put the drive on, OC-Freak at one stage referred to a “single secondary slave”. I’ve got my HDD on the primary, and I’ve tried reading and writing to both positions on the secondary channel, with no other drives present. In the good old days of firmware upgrades to remove region protection from DVDROMS, you did it through DOS, and there were VERY CLEAR instructions on what device it was to be.
Help me, I’m going out of my mind.