Your conclusion is wrong, sorry.
A drive that is not being recognized should NEVER ever be flashed.
Flashing such a drive can only things make worse.
Did you read the Samsung FAQ?
I think they mentioned exactly that.
As my drive (Samsung SH-S223C) wasn’t detected by Windows 7 64bit I’ve decided to try update my SB01 firmware to SB07 using offical Samsung tool from SamsungODD using Windows XP on my other PC. The update went good, I’ve restarted my PC, and now I have a dead dvd writer - no led blinking at all, tray doesn’t move, BIOS and Windows do not detect the drive.
I’ve tried to reflash it using this time DOS using tsdndos.exe and even older sfdndos.exe, but they cannot detect my drive, no matter what option I try, they just hang for 10nish seconds and say that no drive was found. I’ve tried different modes - IDE and AHCI, but no luck, although computer POST takes considerably longer when my bricked drive is connected (in both modes) as its stops when searching for drives, but then its just resumes without finding my dvd drive.
Does anybody have any suggestions what more I can try to revive my dead drive. I’m just frustrated that this happened using official tools. What the hell Samsung? Oh well, at least I’ve learned the hard way to NEVER EVER USE ANY FIRMWARE UPGRADE TOOLS IN WINDOWS!!!.[/QUOTE]