Note - I've read posts on here until my eyes crossed trying to find any related info. Any help you can give me would be muchly appreciated.
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 promptly 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've tried monkeying with everything I can see marked "IDE" in the bios setup. The Auto-detect doesn't find anything. Is there a specific drive type I can try using to detect the Sandisk?
I tried putting the original v5 bios back in - the bugger just hangs at the big "I-Opener" screen and doesn't boot up.
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. Anyone know where the IDE controller lives - is it integrated in the via chipset?
I-Opener: v4 or v5 (no epoxy)
BIOS: 5.31c from badflash