Ok so Ive been reading a lot of posts and several of the official and unofficial guides for flashing a Hitachi drive. And i think i have a decent grasp on the series of events to flash a Hitachi drive.
Im using a pci sata card (Roswill SATA 1.5G/ATA133 RAID to be exact [VIA 6421 compatible]) When I attach the Hitachi, windows will not give it a drive letter, yet i see it in the BIOS. So.. I disabled the RAID and drivers in Device Manager. Once in JF i can find it using "VIA Ports only" and "Use Port IO" its on Port 0xA400. It displays the name (HL-DT-ST GDR3120L v79) So i hit Send Mode-B. Once the dialog box says "Mode-B Done!" I tested it to make sure. The drive takes two button clicks to open and two clicks to close. Now heres my issue. I have burned the CD-R with the unlock v79 files on it, however I cannot keep the drive tray closed. If i let it sit for about 5 or 6 seconds it opens itself, so it doesnt get a chance to read the disc. Also when i put the disc in the drive the power light starts blinking until it kicks it back out (it also blinks when there is no disc in the tray). I cant think of anything Ive done to cause this. Ive only done what Ive said so far, to my knowledge. Can anyone offer any assistance? I will try to provide any further information requested.