Help switching Samsung sn-m242 cd burner from master to slave
I have a project at work where I have been tasked to set the subject cd writer from master to slave. The only way this can be done is with a firmware upgrade via Win98. (I have the file and upload tool) The only problem is that I do not have a Win98 machine. This is what I have been told should work:
Set up a lead and power cable to a spare CD-RW adapter PCB on the spare Secondary IDE port.
Unzip the files to a folder on the P.C (call it Samsung CD-RW). Create a shortcut to the program SFDNWIN.
Shut down the P.C.
1.Connect a CD-RW and power up the P.C and on the bus scan it will show up as Master. 2.Open the SFDNWIN program and it should find the connected device. 3.Click on the Download File Open button. 4.Select SH01.bin file in the Samsung CD-RW folder. 5.Click on the Start Download button. 6.When done the P.C will prompt to restart Windows. 7.On boot up you will see the CD-RW on the bus scan will change to Slave. 8.Shutdown the P.C and remove the CD-RW.
Is there a way this can be done with another operating system (XP) so I don't have to build a Win98 pc to accomplish this task?
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If you are to be using two DVD drives and want one as a slave, hook up both together as you would a hard drive with the ribbon cable. Restart the computer in CMOS by hitting F4 (may be different on your system) If you navigate a little with the arrow keys and the enter button, you will see boot options. Often the DVD player is first or second after Floppy and the hard drive last. Now you should see two DVD drives (if thats what you have), just select it to be a slave. This also works if you have only one DVD drive and want it to be a slave. Just select your DVD device to be the second boot option. Windows XP detects hard ware on its own and should not need any firmware unless the burner is made for Windows 95. If this does not answer your question, let me know.
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Since this is an IDE drive, please check the Master/Slave/Cable Select jumpers, if you've connected the drive in the same cable of your hard drive, you should check its jumper settings, if hard drive is set as Master, the DVD writer it should be as Slave, if the hard disk jumper is set to Cable Select (CS), the DVD should be in the same way too. After this check if DVD drive is identified correctly in BIOS, it's a good idea to set drive detection as Auto, if this all is OK, check its driver in Windows, it must be appear as a DVD-RW drive.
the First thing you need to do is make sure the jumpers on the back of the drives are set ,one to slave and one to master. there will be a mark either on the case by the jumpers or on a label on the drive. On systems I build I set the top one to master and bottom one to slave. It makes it easier to hook up the cable to them. The end of the cable goes to the top one and the other one to the slave.
First, never use a Maxtor HDD as a slave to a CDROM/DVD, doesn't work and tends to cause stability issues. So try swapping the jumper on the CD/DVD to slave and setting the Maxtor to Master, this should get it working.
Second, if it is showing up as 33GB, you have the Jumpers set to limit capacity(designed to avoid troubles on older systems. If this is the case, you likely have a single jumper in the center row of pins between the power and data cables. If it only works as master at the moment, then you likely have the neter row(limit size pins) and the one closest to the data cable(Master Pin) both plugged in.
Change your DVD/CD to slave, remove the limiting jumper and ensure the Master jumper is installed on the Maxtor, then be sure the end connector on the ATA(likely marked master) is plugged into the Maxtor and the middle connector(Slave) is plugged into the DVD/CD, this should have you all fixed up.
Use Master/Slave setup. It makes no difference which drive is in which position, you just have to set the jumper on the drive. Cable position makes no difference as long as the jumper is set correctly.
Check the Master Slave jumper on the back of the drives. If using 2 drives on 1 cable, make sure one is set to master and the other is set to slave. The jumper positions usually are labeled on the top of the drive as "M" and "S"
If you have them set to the same, both drives won't work.
If the drive is sharing cable with a hard drive, try changing the M/S setting.
You can not use cable select without the correct cable. Most "stock" cables are not. So...
An IDE port supports -2- drives (CD, HD, DVD, Etc). If you have 2 drive connected on the ribbon cable then one must be set to master and the other to slave (the little jumper clips on the back). If it's the only drive on that cable, set it to master. Some drive may say Master Only and Master with a slave.
You are going to have to use the ‘rule-out’ method to begin; remove your DVD-ROM and only install your DVD-RW drive as master; see if that solves the problem (a side-note; burners should be set to master and the other drive should be slave).
NEC/OPTIARC FAQ: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/nec-optiarc-f-q-updated-07-10-2006-a-120934/
It will help you if you need the latest FIRMWARE for your drive.
Most common problem is the "jumper" setting is wrong. You can do several things. Some you may already have done, but check it any way.
1. make sure the SATA cables are completely plugged in correctly. Power is plugged in.
2. Check the "jumper" on the back of the burner. Should be in "Slave" position even though the manual doesn't say it, it says "Master/Slave".
3. Go into "control panel", then to "system" then to "Hardware". Check to see if you have a "yellow !" for CD devices. If you do click on it and remove it. Close all windows and "restart".
That should fix it. If it doesn't, check the "compatability" of the Motherboard per Samsungs website. Some mother boards are just not compatible. Might not hurt to check that first before you do anything else.