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#1 jaegerjaeger

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:33 PM

I have a broken Hitachi GDR-3120L drive.
The problem is, my computer doesn't recognize it anymore.
So I can't buy a new DVD drive and flash the right key into it, because I can't get the key.

I was thinking, and i may have found a solution.
I also have another Hitachi GDR-3120L which still works.
So i thought i could perhaps desolder the chip from the PCB where the key is placed, from my broken Hitachi, and put it on my working Hitachi.
When i've done this, i should be able to connect it to my computer and be able to read it.
Am I right?

Edited by jaegerjaeger, 10 December 2009 - 03:34 PM.


#2 iateshaggy

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:33 PM

if you are good enough to unsolder chips and put them into new drives, you wouldn't be making this post. you might be better off trying to solve why your pc won't recognize the drive. has it ever recognized it before?

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(iateshaggy @ Dec 10 2009, 05:33 PM) View Post

if you are good enough to unsolder chips and put them into new drives, you wouldn't be making this post.

If you don't know the answer, then please just don't answer.

QUOTE(iateshaggy @ Dec 10 2009, 05:33 PM) View Post

you might be better off trying to solve why your pc won't recognize the drive. has it ever recognized it before?

It has nothing to do with my PC, the PCB is broken.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

depends what broke the drive in first place.if you had electrical problem then you can lift the chip and resolder it into a new working pcb but,if the chip is bad flashed it needs reprogramming.

personaly i would suggest a chip lift,get a willem programmer with a 14mm 32dip adaptor (if needed) and read the fw off the chip,simply reflash a working drive with the key and spoof (if necessary) thats the best option in my opinion.

i have lifted these chips and retrieved the fw and key for many customers.

only problem i can see assuming you know how to remove the chip is whether the key is present or even the correct one.away from that there should be no probs whatsoever.

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Edited by saleem_hacks_360s, 10 December 2009 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE(saleem_hacks_360s @ Dec 10 2009, 05:48 PM) View Post

depends what broke the drive in first place.if you had electrical problem then you can lift the chip and resolder it into a new working pcb but,if the chip is bad flashed it needs reprogramming.




Thanks! Do I have to have the exact dvd drive? Or is every Hitachi GDR-3120L just fine?
It has never been flashed so that's not the problem.

I've done some searching for the willem programmer with a 14mm 32dip adaptor method, and I think that's a good one, I think i will use that method, or find someone who is capable of doing that.
But first I need to know If I can just switch the chip between PCB's.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:58 AM

QUOTE(jaegerjaeger @ Dec 10 2009, 06:04 PM) View Post

Thanks! Do I have to have the exact dvd drive? Or is every Hitachi GDR-3120L just fine?
It has never been flashed so that's not the problem.

I've done some searching for the willem programmer with a 14mm 32dip adaptor method, and I think that's a good one, I think i will use that method, or find someone who is capable of doing that.
But first I need to know If I can just switch the chip between PCB's.


perhaps the chilli-fix chip could do the job




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