Yes, this is another post about Lite-on key retrieval, but i'll first write what I know, my specs, and what i've figured out.
I have a motherboard based on the Intel ICH10R chipset (specifically, the ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe
). It also contains a Marvell RAID controller, which i'll get back to in a moment.
I do not currently have the serial breakout cable to attach a raw serial cable to, so I am using the USB CK3 Pro
I have opened up my lite-on, and didn't do so well with the soldering. To fix it, I got two sewing needles I can use as probes (much like the Maximus Spear) that connect to the TX and RX spots near the power cable.
My questions are as follows:
1. If I open RealTerm, and see a constant stream of 01 01 01 01, this means, without a doubt, that my serial connection to the lite-on is working, right? I base this assumption on the fact that connecting only R707 (RX) causes noting to display in RealTerm.
2. Since I have a steady 01 01 01 stream of bits in RealTerm, my physical bridging of R707 and R708 is fine, right?
3. Using both SATA controllers on my computer (Intel ICH10R and Marvell's) fails to get me a key in DVDKey32. Most often nothing shows up, very often I get a timeout, and sometimes I get "Your key is CC CC CC CC", etc. Does this mean I should be using a different controller card? Also, it is very rare for an inquiry in the CK3 tool to return the actual lite-on drive string.
4. If I simply get a serial breakout panel to use this board's COM1, is it likely to work? or should I first try a different controller card? (PS: I already have a Benq MS28 ready to flash to, if you recommend a controller, please let me know if it works for Benq flashing)
5. What controller cards definitely work? I have seen mentions of Via cards, and more details would be appreciated.
6. Am I correct in understanding that the way DVDKey32 and the like work is that they request the drive's key over the SATA connection, and the drive responds over the serial?
Thanks for your help guys.