QUOTE(Stuck Throttle @ Jan 11 2011, 08:48 AM)
Nope. Nothing. Drive does nothing. No ejecting, no spinning up ... ... .. nothing lol. I can get it to show in BIOS, slax, and Windows JungleFlasher. Just can't get it to actually do anything since I cannot unlock it. I am going to keep trying/researching. At least until I get bold enough to desolder the chip and find someone with a reprogrammer.
Sounds like your only option now.
Back in the day I had to use my programmer on an almost daily basis to recover customers drive keys from people who killed their drive trying to install the pass key that used to be needed to extract the hitachi 79. Since then it has been collecting dust. Now that people are messing with their Hitachi's again maybe it is a good thing I kept it.