Bought a new SOHR-5238S today and tried to update the Firmware from 4S06 to 4S07. Unfortunately the machine I tried on flashing the drive, had an asus deluxe mb with NVidia Chipset on. :a So the flashing process stopped at 41 % and a message appeared: “Error while flashing Firmware. Please contact your vendor”. Duh! Now my drive shows up in WIndows XP and in BIOS but the eject button doesn’t work anymore nor the LED.
I tried using the official flasher from liteon again on another machine with via chipset and MS drivers. it went to 100% but then stops. Close button stays grey…
I don’t have a backup of the original firmware. my fault…
but is my drive really dead (since it shows up in the BIOS and even in WIN is can’t be?!?!). I searched around the net for a bin firwmare file. Extraction with litefirm and another tool (forgot the name) failed, since the flasher is compressed. :Z
So what else can I do now? Does anybody have the same drive an would be so nice and pass me the bin file, so i could try mtkflash?