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my liteon iHAS124 19b drive - at my wits end

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by bigr1979, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. bigr1979

    bigr1979 Member

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    bought to flash with burner max, tried to flash following the tutorial but now green led flashes and locks up my pc.
    Pc wont see unless i take power out and put back in which temp stops the green led flash and then pc can see but cant get it to work, after a time pc cant see again and constant green led flash.

    i have tried to find an answer, i beleive i may need to boot pc into ide mode to flash successfully but i run a RAID0 on my pc and dont have any spare hdd.

    Has anyone got a solution because I am close to lobbing it in the bin.
     
  2. nw360guy2

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    Instead of messing with your comp just bring it to a friends or family members house and use there comp. Im sure you know someone close that you can go there and they have there comp just set up normaly. Your only going to flash it and it will only take 3 mins.
     
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    steo2k8 Regular member

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    Did you leave a disc in the drive by any chance?
     
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    whompus Active member

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    Like nw360guy said your best option is a friends comp, if they will let you go inside there comp to do it. Many will not allow you to open it up. If not then your other option is bartpe from usb. I keep a bootable xp usb drive for these very kind of things.
     
  5. bigr1979

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    Thanks everyone, I am going to try and have a look down the bootable usb drive option as I dont have anyone with a spare hdd or pc that i can use seems a bit of a nitemare to buy an ide hdd just for this purpose. i can try and flash in windows atm but when the flash program gets to 100% it just sits there on 100% and says "programming" and wont complete.
     
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    I have made a bootable xp usb that runs xp setup, how do I install xp to boot from the usb device ?
     
  7. whompus

    whompus Active member

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    You don't want a bootable for installing with. You want a live environment.

    There is also a dos option called XSF. If you attempt to use it be very careful, it can kill the drive.
     
  8. bigr1979

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    So I need a "live environment" to install the xp installation to the flash drive... is there some sort of link or anything you can suggest to help, i haven't used a "live environment" before

    Edit @- I have just downloaded Mobalivecd and am now going to try and use an iso to install the xp to the flashdrive... ill see how i get on...
     
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    If I remember right that is for running linux live distro from inside windows. Here is a good link to what I mean by live environment. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-pocket,1113.html Thats how I setup my usb flash drive so it boots as windows xp from the flash drive. With it the system doesn't even need a hard drive.
     
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    Thank you very much for the advice, much appreciated.
    I have sucessfully made windows xp boot from a usb stick and I put all of the firmware i needed on there and booted in IDE mode.

    At first was looking good, I just wanted to get the drive in a working condition to begin with so I flashed it with the AL0S.EXE the sofware said that the drive had been sucessfully updated so I booted back into windows 7 on my RAID to see if the drive worked...

    Windows said found new hardware and saw the drive but when I put a cd in it would not read it and then eventually drive cannot be seen by windows anymore and is constantly making a read noise and led flashing, eject button not working.... sounds pretty screwed to me :(

    Edit.. I have basically done as in the vid from this following link... thing is it says that the drive is flashed sucessfully it's just that it doesnt work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpfVD_tFvHk
     
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    I've seen this problem with a bad SATA cable before. Try using a different SATA cable or different SATA port and see if the drive functions normally.
     
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    can you flash it back to stock?When you originally flashed to max firmware u have to go through the process of backing up your stock firmware.Throw the whole flashing program, your original dump and the max firmware onto a flash drive.Now see if you can do the whole process with a different machine and then install back to you setup and see if it picks up the drive.
     
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    Tried all of that I'm afraid tried diff cables and ports...

    I have tried flashing back to stock, says successful but wont work...dont have a different machine I can try on unfortunately.

    I am wondering if worth me trying to flash a stock fw .bin onto the drive in dos with mtkflash or whatever it is called, not sure how to do that but sure i could find out easy enough, hmmmm.
     
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    It's worth giving a dos flasher a try. Did the drive work properly before you flashed burner max?
     
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    This is the thing, I haven't even tested the drive to see if it worked properly out of the box. I just stuck it in the pc, downloaded the BurnerMax FW, followed the pdf guide with the fw and here we are.
     
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    Right then I am going to try and boot into DOS and use MTKflash to flash the Burnermax firmware onto the drive (not sure if I have still got the original Al0s.bin dump, may have been overwritten by a copy of the bad fw flash)
     
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    Did you update to the latest firmware first? Since stock fw isn't working you could try crossflashing to an ihas524b and see if it works just as a test http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f..._liteon_ihas_drive_to_unlock_features-915138/

    If not you've got nothing to lose just flash back to stock again. Do you have any other SATA cd / hard drives in the computer?
     
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    I have no other cd drives apart from my old Pioneer IDE which I have now fully disconnected, when I have been flashing from Windows XP from bootalbe usb my 2 x Raided HDD have been unplugged.

    I am going to boot into MSDOS now and try to flash the drive from there, if that is a no go most likely will bin it, it was £14.99 and has cost me way too much time and hassle already :)

    ** EDIT :- Tried MTKFLASH from MSDOS = tried to flash the BurnerMax FW from there... typed in the command, as soon as I did the drive started flashing the led, mtflash wouldnt confirm the flash just locked up, has to press escape in the end, said error due to device status being "00" instead of "70"
     
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    So what's happening is the drive will function temporarily then the LED will start flashing then the drive just won't respond at all and locks up windows - is that right?

    EDIT: Have you made a backup of your EEPROM? if so have you tried restoring it?
     
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    If I start the PC from being turned off the bios recognises the drive... goes into windows, the device manager and windows explorer can see the drive.. if I try to open the drive to put a cd in it then it will start having its led flashing fit and not recognise that a disc is in the tray and then will disappear from view by windows, the led of the dvd drive and the HDD led of my computer flash alternately when this happens.

    Same if I try to use any of the updating or flashing software, if the drive hasn't been touched or opened will see the drive and say that is flashing or reading, my suspicion though is that nothing is being sucessfully written to it at all.
     

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