Before I changed the bios, the iopener booted up and cheerfully told me what a great purchase I had made in my new I-Opener.
I installed a bios from badflash.com and plugged in my formatted 2.5" IDE IBM drive using the cable I also purchased at badflash. A few seconds after booting, I realized the hard drive was not spinning, shut it down, realized I had plugged in the cable reversed, and had a panic attack.
Reversed the cable, tried again. Now the disk spun up, but was not detected. And now the Sandisk wasn't detected either. ####. Tried restoring the bios defaults. Great, now it doesn't even TRY to detect IDE. Scanned for posts on here, found one that suggested yanking the battery for 5 minutes. I tried that, and now I'm back to the BIOS booting up with a big fat "None" for the Sandisk.
Note that all of this is without a drive plugged in, and with the heat sink back on.
I tried putting the original v5 bios back in - the bugger just hangs at the big "I-Opener" screen.
Anyone have any experience with this? Could I have blown the IDE controller somehow? Are there some bios settings that need to be changed? Or is it back to e-bay with mr. credit card in hand.
BIOS: 5.31c from badflash