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Crash during firmware upgrade

Discussion in 'DVD players' started by marcodima, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. marcodima

    marcodima Member

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    I bought the Gigabyte DVD dual go-w0404a two months ago.
    I was trying to update the firmware version from 039 to 040. My computer
    crashed during the operation due to an electrical blackout in the area where
    i live. From then on it was impossibile for my computer to recognize the dvd
    dual go-0404a. I think i need to flash the bios of this peripheral but i
    don't know how to do that because when i start up the computer it doesn't
    recognize the dvd dual go-0404a.
    Can you plase help me?
    Greetings and best holidays wishes
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Ouch.... usually when that happens ... your drive is toasted.... the "solution" would be to reflash the bios to the older one first and then update again but if your machine doesnt even detect it in the first place you dont have a hope of flashing it.... is it too late to return?
     
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    Thanks for your answer. I solved the problem by using the TMKFLASH program in dos mode. I creared a boot disk and then i extracted the TMKFLASH and firmware in the same root directory. It took me an entire afternoon to give the program the correct parameters but at the end i was successful. Now everything is ok !!!
     
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    Awesome! :)
     
  5. marcodima

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    correction: program's name is mtkflash !!!
     
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    Gday Marcodima,
    I have pretty much the same prob as you did... if you could help me with the parameters you used for the mtkflsh.exe program id be muchly thankful...

    ta...
    :)
     
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    I'm sorry but i don't remember the sequence of parameters i used exactly. You should go to the productor site and ask them!
    Hope you'll be successfull!!
     
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