How to fix Hitachis after flashing to LT 2.0

Bullet Dec 13, 2011

  1. Bullet

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    A lot of people have been reporting problems latley after flashing there Hitachis with LT 2.0

    If after flashing your Hitachi plays random discs after flashing then the fix is simple.

    All you need is to tweak the laser or replace the laser.

    I have had this issue now with x2 Hitachis and fixed both in a matter of minutes.

    Rather than buying a new laser or messing with tweaking i just changed the whole carriage from another drive... 40 seconds and your done ;)

    Also tested flashing another hitachi after with the laser cable removed and never had the problem of not reading discs aftwards.... Coincidence? Maybe... but also worth a try for the future.
     
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    Great post B

    Will help alot of shitachi user's out, specially Ccaveman lol :p
     
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    Lol much appreciated fella I tried tweeking before but it made no difference

    Gonna try flashing with the laser ribbbon removed I will let you know how I get on :)
     
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    Tweaking isnt always 100% succesful. Try replacing the laser.

    In future try to flash with the laser ribbon removed and see if it makes any difference , and see if my theory is right :p
     
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    tried flashing with the ribbon disconnected and no joy still
    I also tried pot tweaking a little more and nothing, lastly I gave it a good clean but sadly still nothing

    I guess this one needs a new laser
    but it was going in my benq and I don't have a shitachi system so I cant be bothered with replacing the laser
    I think I will just wait for 3.0 after all lol.
     
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    What i mean by removing the laser ribbon is on a fresh drive before its flashed.

    Its pointless doing it to one thats already faulty.
     
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    lol fair point

    Oh well at least I got my legit slim untill 3.0 :p
     
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    the ribon removed theory has been banded about for a while but this was just for the liteons which gave up sometimes after flashing so I can see this working tbh :)
     
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    I always do it with Liteons , and it got me to thinking that since so many Hitachis seem to get troubles reading discs after flashing, but were fine before , it may be worth a shot!
     

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