ok, well so i used the following video tut: http://www.robinhoodsplayground.com/foru...hp?f=110&t=277. i successfully read the fw, erased it successfully, but had a problem writing it since i was stupid and forgot to check it with 360 FW TB 4.5, and got an E 65 error, later found out the FW it wrote to it was keyed as all 7's. so i booted back into XP and checked the backup copies that iprep made when it initially read the FW and they were good, both of the backups were identical, and were 256 kb, and weren't the same numbers, they were the normal weird ass list you would get. key numbers are: D150863AA02C80A396C009B2B4FA0063 so i replaced the FW file in CFW folder with one of the good backups and rewrote the FW, did the 'fben 1234567 12345' command, followed the instructions, but now after it 'erases' the FW i get the 'wrong flash status' message with a 0X73 code. and if it then pops up the please turn off your drive and hit any button to continue, but as soon as i hit any button it immediately jumps into writing the banks again instead of giving me the Y/N prompt. which results in nothing being done at all, and still have the E 65 error. so any help would be greatly appreciate, i know there is a way around this and to reflash the good FW on it, but i dont have the slightest clue how to. thanks in advance.