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DVD-ROM not detected after firmware update...is there HOPE?!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DaFOBulous1, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. DaFOBulous1

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    I flashed my Toshiba slim-drive SD-C2502 DVD-ROM with the latest firmware from Dell's website.

    After it didn't work and it gives me the IDE #1 error before booting to Windows XP. I know I can eject before the error message but after that, it just doesn't eject at all nor detected.

    I tried flashing it again but there is no drive it can detect to flash it. From the past, it seems like no way but I was hoping I can force flash it perhaps?

    Any other suggestions would be grateful.
     
  2. SirKenin

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    Heh. I hate to say it, but I think you're dead in the water. Up the river with no paddle so to speak. It sounds like you're going to have to replace the drive.
     
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    A thing to remember is that flashing the firmware is akin to flashing your bios. If there is a specific problem that you are having the the firmware flash corrects then it is a useful thing to do it. But as in flashing the bios, if it is unsuccessful you have turned a peice of working hardware into a paperweight. Still useful? Yes but not in your computer. If you are doing things like this just so you have the latest and greatest, this is not the way to do it.
     
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