QUOTE(Havok @ Mar 8 2007, 08:49 PM)
Yeah sorry man.. there is no way the firmware is changing over time.. There is just no process for it to rewrite itself.
Have you tried setting it to different speeds? Are you using the v5.2 firmware?
Have you tried the "rubberband" fix??
It is my assumption that something is off.. and that the process of opening the console itself is jostling things and making it work.
Ifyou are flashing the same firmware over itself.. then you are not changing anything. There is an alternate varible in this process.
On the two samsung dvd drives I am using the V5.2 firmware and on the hitachi I am also using the newest firmware.
I didnt use the rubberband fix cause i was under the assumption that the new firmware fixed that problem.
As for something getting jolted im going to next time just replace the SATA cable cause im guesseing youre probly right on that one.
Im also gonna take the suggestion to compare the firmwares next time. I didnt compare them since I didnt want to waste my time but I have so far wasted more time flashing them over.