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is this right ?

my drive was a hitachi 49 drive which went tits up so i managed to get a hitachi 46 pcb and swap it round is the only thing i need to do is change the key on the pcb and flash iextream onto it and it should work or do i still need to spoof the drive
 

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Well, there isnt a v49 drive - so yes you are wrong.
 

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Well, its only 4 extra clicks and yes you should spoof ;)
 

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does anyone have a good tut for spoofin drives using toolbox
 

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Tools->Flash Sting ID (Spoof Data)

^That simple

Well, Hitachi->Hitachi it is ;)
 

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can this be done on a drive that has iextream already installed ?
 

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Yes Hitachi to Hitachi

The important thing to remember when spoofing with hitachi's is

Make sure you spoof last.

If you spoof before inserting key, Toolbox wont work with a Hitachi reporting as a Sammy/BenQ

Think 5 steps ahead and you should be fine.
Drive X to Hitachi (different revison PCB)

Get into modeb, set key--->Tools-->Direct Drive Flash (flash keys)

Then

Flash string ID (spoof data)

Select drive (sammy/hitachi/benq)
 

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thanks oggy i have done the little tut and everything seems to be ok until i put a disk in comes up either open tray or unreadable disk does this mean that it has not went correct
 

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What discs? what have you actually done?

Unpatched games? List could be endless with no specific details.
 

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ok i flashed the drive with ixtream 1.4 then followed the tut you said done a re read of the drive gives the correct key etc

now when i place a good verb dsk in it either says unplayable or open tray and the same with original game
 

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Have you plugged the sata cable back in the drive? (sounds daft I know)

When redumping the firmware, what does the drive string report as?
 

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Load the original firmware into Toolbox and use Differential Flash / Restore
 

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can anyone tell me when ever i try to flash i keep getting unable to verify
 
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