however and would like to personally thank the people who made it possible!
I recently found out i had an Toshiba Samsung ms28 and mtkflash has problems reading or flashing these drives with the new revision. Luckily the lads at another well known forum helped out and now i wish to share what i have learned!
You'll need to strip the dvd drive open and take the controller out!
You notice the big SST chip and just to the right is the vcc resistors, you must remove the resistor in the
middle as the pic below shows already done. Then you must connect a wire to either blue point and a wire
to the red point. You can purchase a simple on/off switch to make this operation better but is not required!
You can simply put the wire ends together when needed.
After doing this and you now have removed the resistor, attatched wires and maybe an on/off switch
should have something looking like this!
BACKING UP THE KEY AND MS28 FW!
Assuming your sata is detected and everything is working etc Boot into dos, but make sure your wires are
not connected to each other, or if using a switch it is turned off. Go to where your mtkflash is and
type the command as you would usually for the normal method to backup the key but dont hit enter yet!
I.e Mtkflash r /m ms28.bin
Now either join the wires, or turn the switch on! hit enter on the keyboard and you should if done correct
see the ich5 channel or whatever sata port is used. Hit the option for your drive and it should be now
successfully reading the drive and not giving the error as before!
FLASHING YOUR MS28 DRIVE
Word of caution here, KDX will not work with reading and injecting the key out of the file you backup!
You can hexedit the file you backed up and notice from the 4000 mark onwards is a c0 then followed by
your key which is followed by FF's. You can copy and paste the key into the xtreme firmwares you have
already be it the 1.2 or 2.0's and then flash the firmware as normal.
Dont worry about the hex editing! its important to get it correct of cause but your essentially doing the
exact same thing as KDX and copy pasting from the backed up file, to your xtreme.bin etc
Ok so once you have managed to hexedit the key into the xtreme.bin you can now reboot back into dos
making sure the wires were disconnected 1st and ready to redo the flashing stage same way as backing up.
You cannot boot up with the wires already in joined as the sata detection may cause a prob and wont detect it in dos or at the mtkflash stage!
Assuming you have got the wiring still correct and nothing moved out of place, you can now execute the command to flash! i.e mtkflash w /m xtreme.bin
Tools from maplins
1. 12w soldering iron £14.99
2. 30 gauge wire £1.14
3. On/off switch single pass through £1.30
Many thanks and happy to give back if this helps anyone!
enjoy this is confirmed working by me and others!
Edited by xboxto, 29 July 2006 - 03:08 AM.