I have the above mentioned drive. Earlier I attempted to patch the firmware from version 1.01 to 1.02 using the official patcher from Sony/NEC.
Following the flash the drive reports its version number as '0ph5', it will not open the tray, and generally doesnt work.
I followed all the typical steps such as flashing from Safe Mode, et al.
I cant seem to find any help (That isnt in Russian) on this. Please Help.
P.S. While the official 1.02 flasher still sees my drive (As version '0ph5') and is willing to reflash, the 1.01 flasher doesnt recognize it at all.