Think I Bricked Ms28 Drive!
Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:16 PM
Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:44 PM
With the ms28 you must use the bad flash technique and a Via SATA chipset to dump/flash the drive. Which bad flash method were you using? the 2 wire trick or powering the drive off then back on?
If you can't get any response from the drive at all now you'll have to pull the FW chip and dump it with an external programmer, and that's provided it wasn't tanked with the 2 wire trick and killed some other IC or the FW chip itself.
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:05 AM
ms28 tsh438 drive
using rosewill VIA 6421 PCI card
Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo with AMD 64
yea i disable all that i need to (the ide and silicon controller) and i boot into dos using flash drive. I then mtkflash r /m /sata orig.bin, and usually it can't find the drive or it goes immidatly to port 9000 master/slave a0. I've tried the 10 sec bad flash, even when it really read the drive, and still it never works. I had more luck using MTKflash NF4 with my onboard sata than with the stupid VIA 6421 card, but both prove pretty futile. MTKflash NF4 using the sli 3114 chipset found the drive much more often, but the bad flash never work no matter how many times and different ways i try it. I guess i should try the wire trick, but i don't wanna brick the drive. I also used the idump technique to keep dos from freezing so quickly when i turn on the box, it works but still jumps to port 9000 a0. i guess all thats left to do is try using a 0800 disk, and if that doesn't work i'm just puttin it back together, and thanking god for me not having bricked it.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:24 PM
You did install the drivers for the Via SATA card before formatting and making the USB stick as well correct?
I always power the drive externally, makes turning it on/off for the 10 second trick easier, which I've always done around 2 seconds on. This is how I do the ms28 drive...
1. With the PC off, connect the SATA cable to the card and drive. Also connect whatever you're using to power the drive, but do NOT turn it on yet.
2. Boot the PC from your USB stick and when you get to the C: prompt power the drive on, either via the 360 or Xecuter/Xeno kit, which ever you're using to power the drive.
3. Type in mtkflash r /m /sata orig.bin OR iDump 1234567 12345 (depending on which you're using the Xtreme Boot Maker or iPrep formatted USB stick) and press enter.
4. The list of any SATA devices it's detected should come up and one will be named XTREME, at this point power the drive off, select which ever number is the XTREME one and then power the drive back on, should only take ya a couple of seconds to do it. If all that was done right it should take off and dump the FW in 5~10 seconds.
make sure your drive is connected to the master sata port and not the slave
There are no Master/Slave when using SATA ports.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:32 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 07:08 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:23 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:42 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:49 PM
ok after looking my sata mode is set to IDE which probably why it shows as master and slave
also sorry for hijacking the thread
Edited by a_n_d_o, 06 August 2007 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:28 PM
IDE 0, (Primary IDE Channel) - Master/Slave
IDE 1, (Secondary IDE Channel) - Master/Slave
IDE 2, (SATA Channel) - Master
IDE 3, (SATA Channel) - Master
It doesn't matter that the Bios says Master for the SATA drive, there can only be 1 drive on an SATA channel and it's always going to be the Master drive, never a Slave drive.
@ Mgmedick - Getting anywhere with your drive?
Edited by RDC, 06 August 2007 - 10:30 PM.
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:52 PM
My sata card does have a jumper but as RDC said it just controlls whether port A&B or C&D work, and i've already made sure i'm using the right port on default setting.
i havn't ground the pc and xbox cause my pc is in a plastic clear case, i guess i could connect it to some metal HD supports, but would that even ground it, cause it will reach the plastic... and could all this trouble of mtkflash getting as far as transfering the orig.bin and then freezing be caused
my plan of attack is to find another sata drive, my friends or one i find around the house, then use it with iprep, and when i get into dos just unplug the sata and plug it into my box drive then power on. if that still freezes then ill prob just have the box already on then plug in the sata from the other drive, i know that may trip an error, having the drive on without sata attached, but thats a risk i'm willing to take haha..
if anyone has any other ideas that would be helpfull thnks, and thanks for all your help so far RDC, its been a godsend
Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:39 AM
Since ya have the PCI SATA card, try a friends PC too, yours may just be a picky stain about it for whatever reason, Bios version or something that ya can't even do anything about. I use the Via 6421 card also and it's worked well for me thus far.
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