Looks like I am having the same problem… and nothing works.
/netflash -scan works fine (and returns A: as the device), but then, when I do the /netflash -flash 3ape_auto.bin A: (or _fast.bin or _rpc1.bin) all I get, after answering “Y” is: “Error opening firmware file”
… and if I try netflash -flash 3ape_orig.bin A: I get “Error opening SCSI device”
When I use DVD info X 3, I get This:
Model: DVD RW AD-5970H
Status: RPC-2 (region locked)
Region: Not set yet
Changes left: 5 Vendor resets left: 4
Fact is, that no matter what DVDs I try to use on this MacBook Pro… I can no longer play them (I have DVDs bought in the USA, UK, Portugal, Italy, Australia, China, etc.) and I use VLC… nothing works…
Am I missing something? Am I doing something wrong?..
Thanks for any possible help!
[QUOTE=Liggy;2696188]I’ll try to at least help with flashing the firmware. However I don’t have a physical Mac machine, so my knowledge here is a little limited.
The firmware file you downloaded is compressed and needs to be extracted using 7-Zip. I cannot say for sure, which programs can be used to extract the actual firmware files on OS X, but there are some options on the 7-Zip Download page that might work.
You should look out for either the 3ape_auto.bin or 3ape_rpc1.bin. The first one pretends to obey region coding without permanently storing changes, while the second file reports that it doesn’t support region coding commands and leaves it to the software/OS to take care of it. You may have to check, which one works better for you.
Then make sure that the firmware bin file and Binflash are in the same folder on your harddrive. Next step is to open a Terminal window and change to the folder where all required files are stored. If they are on your desktop, you could use the following command:
Now run the command [B]ls -l[/B] to verify all the files are there. If you only see necflash_mac.tgz instead of necflash without a suffix, you need to extract the file using the following command:
[B]tar -xzvf necflash_mac.tgz[/B]
Now scan for the available drives with [B]./necflash -scan[/B]
This should list the supported drives, important part here will be the device value that you need to provide when you want to flash the firmware:
[B]./necflash -flash 3ape_auto.bin xxxxxx[/B] where xxxxxx is the value shown as device in the previous step. Now you only need to confirm with [B]y[/B] that you want to flash your drive and after a few seconds everything should have finished.[/QUOTE]