1. I hooked my DVD drive up to my CK3 kit and motherboard. My chipset is an Nforce. I have flashed V79s before, but never with a CK3 kit. I put the Hitachi into mode B.
2. When I went to run the 79 unlock cd, JungleFlasher froze. I left it for a while just to be safe. My computer restarted on its own (blue screen memory dump).
3. When I restarted my computer and JungleFlasher, my drive was recognized, but unresponsive. Using the eject button on the CK3 kit or using an Xbox eject button does nothing. the drive is unresponsive.
4. I had the same problem with a LiteOn and my CK3 kit, but was able to fix it with DosFlash and my Dvd key. With the LiteOn I had made it as far as pulling the Dvd key before it froze.
I have been researching what to do for days. posted on two other forums, but no success. I can't read the firmware from the Hitachi because I cannot get passed the unlock stage. The drive does not try to spin up or respond at all. Windows and slax both recognize it, and I can put it into mode B with Slax, but that is it. I also made sure that the ModeB button on the CK3 kit was depressed so as not to interfere with JungleFlasher. Each time I try 79Unlock in jungleFlasher, it hangs for a few minutes and then returns a failed attempt error. So my question is:
Is my only option now to desolder the Tsop and send it off to be read or get a Passkey? I think i have another Hitachi V79 laying around. Maybe I could desolder the TSOP and slap it on the other and try to read it that way? I would like to avoid soldering, but I think I have tried everything. I never got to the Firmware read stage so I am hoping the original firmware is still there and not corrupted. Thank you in advance.
Edited by Stuck Throttle, 11 January 2011 - 12:17 AM.