Problems Flashing Stock Benq
Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:31 PM
I've previously upgraded the custom firmware on two separate Liteon drives using Jungle Flasher and CK3 Pro, now I'm trying to flash a mates stock BenQ but am having difficulties.
Firstly it can sometimes take a few attempts to get the drive to show up (the Port it eventually shows on sometimes shows one of my HDD), once its found I try Benq UnLock, this will occasionally work but most of the time produces a warning 'Benq-Un-Lock command returned an Error' after spitting out some dots.
If the above unlock fails I try Intro / Device ID, sometimes this just reloads info saying in Vendor mode other times it mentions switching the drive on/off in a sec after the dialog. I've never been able to get this drive to Intro using the on/off method.
If I get the drive to Vendor mode the properties read correctly, I then try the "Read", this has only worked once, other times the Jungle Flasher program hangs to the point where I can either shut it down or it will kill my whole PC with a BSOD.
The time I got it to read I hadn't loading the updated firmware for this drive, now I'm worried about this instability that if I get to the point of writing and it crashes during the process I would have bricked my mates drive.
As far as I can tell everything seems right, portIO is running (signed driver method) (although for my drive I had used the Test mode method).
JungleFlasher 0.1.84 Beta (250)
Session Started Wed Jun 15 22:30:10 2011
This is a Wow 64 process running on 8 x 64 bit CPUs
portio64.sys Driver Installed
portio64.sys Driver Started, thanks Schtrom !
Found 6 I/O Ports.
Found 2 Com Ports.
Found 10 windows drives A: C: D: E: G: S: U: X: Y: Z:
Found 2 CD/DVD drives E: G:
Drive is Benq..
Drive is Benq..
Sending Magic Keys to Drive on port 0x8D00
I also wondered about the SATA port / cable since I had a failing drive on the slot previously but I've tried another with even less luck.
Motherboard is Gigabyte EX58-UD4P running Windows 7 64bit.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:38 PM
Pretty sure that will fix your problem.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:31 PM
VIA VT6421A 3 SATA 1 Port IDE PCI RAID Controller Card
I had thought about this but figured it must be something else since liteon worked.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:18 PM
Something like this:
PCI-e to PCI Adapter
I don't really want to buy it if it's just going to cause me more issues, it would be useful if someone has tried one of these.
Thanks for any help, otherwise I may need a new motherboard.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:08 PM
And flash away. After, plug in the original pci device. A little bit of a hassle but it
Should work fine.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:04 PM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:09 AM
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