MY LTD 163D is FU~@D

vbimport

#1

I downloaded firmware D163DGHR8 due to my 163d not playing dvd-r discs correctly so I though aftr reading that I would do an update. IT WAS WORKING PERFECT BEFORE AND IS NOW DEAD. It went through the update then asked me if I wanted to reboot i clicked yes. After that the PC didn’t boot up. Only when I unplugged my LTD163d did it work again. Now the 163d is dead. Totally dead. I followed the instructions EXACTLY and now I cannot even open and close the drive tray. ITS DEAD not recognised by anything and doesn’t have a power up LED lit up. I’m so annoyed. I CANT EVEN PRESS THE OPEN TRAY BUTTON ITS TOTALLY DEAD!

Woudl anybody have any thoughts ? I tried the flash boot floppy but it didnt recognize any ide ports and told me to reboot. I’m so pissed off
dave


#2

Would anybody know if inside the drive itself if there are any jumpers that could be removed to clear the firmware then it could be re-instated using the dos floopy technique ?
Just a thought as this is so annoying and the usual sort of thing that could be sorted at “the factory” but their must be a way ???

dave


#3

If the drive is under warrenty, get it replaced.

If it is not under warrenty … buy a new reader. They cost all of about $35 AU. (which is about $25 US)