Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Want To Update DVD Drive ROM Writer Firmware?

Do you sometimes got problem with DVD you are burning with? Keep getting error or stuck in the middle of the burning process? Or even stuck at earlier process, maybe 1%, 9%, or even half of process? This problem or error usually occured for some type or DVD brand. Here is my solution.

It even my first time to know that we can actually update our DVD Drive ROM Writer. First of all, you need to identify what model is your DVD Writer. I use Nero Burning ROM to burn my DVD. So, at the recorder selection, you can see what model your DVD Writer is. You can either see it when you open the Nero Burning ROM and select New Compilation, or go to menu Recorder > Choose Recorder.

At menu Recorder > Choose Recoder, you can view the current firmware revision of your DVD Writer. So now, is that the latest firmware you got there? To find the answer, take note the model of the DVD Writer. Now, go to www.firmwarehq.com. Mine is ihas324. So I search for ihas324. My previous firmware revision is W, and the latest is Y. So I download the ihas324 Y (BL1Y firmware).

Remove any CD or DVD in the DVD Writer, then start the firmware update. After done, restart your computer. BUT WAIT! My DVD Writer is not working after the update. I can not eject it, not responding. If you have problem like me, here is my solution. First, shutdown the PC, turn of the power plug. Then I change the SATA port for my DVD Writer on the motherboard, change to other available slot. Remove the power cable for DVD Writer, and put it back. Then after that, I turn on my computer, and now, its working perfectly!

Hope this article will help you all. Please take note that this my experience and my way on solving this problem. If you want to try, do it at your own risk. Just be careful.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Just Some Movie Subtitles Link Download

Here's some movie subtitles link download. Also some reference to where you can search and download suitable subtitles for your movie files.

1. https://www.yifysubtitles.com/
2. http://www.yify-subtitles.com/
3. https://yts-subtitles.com/

1. Total.Recall.EXTENDED.2012.720p.BrRip.x264.YIFY.srt

2. The.Return.Of.Jafar.1994.720p.BluRay.x264.[YTS.AG].srt

3. The.Internship.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.srt

4. Total.Recall.Mind.Bending.Edition.1990.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.srt

5. The.Breadwinner.2017.720p.BluRay.x264-[YTS.AM].srt

These are not my files nor my own written/subbed subtitles. Credit to the authors.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ESP8266 ESP-01 Flash Firmware

I bought ESP8266 ESP-01 from Lelong.my. It already flashed with AI Thinker firmware. I decided to use NodeMCU firmware. So here's how I do it.

1) Download NodeMCU Flasher (https://github.com/nodemcu/nodemcu-flasher/tree/master/Win32/Release).
2) Download NodeMCU Firmware (https://github.com/nodemcu/nodemcu-firmware/releases). I use nodemcu_float_0.9.6-dev_20150704.bin.
3) Run ESP8266Flasher.exe. Follow instruction below:-

Select The Right COM Port.

Select Firmware File.

Firmware File Selected.

Select The Right Baud Rate and Flash Size. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dead Lenovo A850, Not Detected When Connected To PC

I have done FORMAT + DOWNLOAD A850 ROW rom to my Lenovo A850. But sadly, it is the wrong firmware. Supposed I need to select CN rom to my phone. After flashed ROW rom, the phone is dead = not detected by PC when connected with USB cable, no boot up.

So, I googled for solution, and found out with this link.
1) http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f672/lenovo-a850-dead-boot-how-easy-jtag-1868940/index2.html
2) http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f672/lenovo-a850-dead-boot-how-easy-jtag-1868940/index2.html#post11469369

So, my solution based on those links is:-
1) Power off phone.
2) Press VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN while connecting USB cable to PC and phone.

Now the phone is detected by PC and I can flash another rom then.

Friday, February 5, 2016

GYM8511ML UV Sensor Connection To Arduino Nano

- This sensor is to detect 280-390nm light.
- I bought my sensor from E-Bay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/400936528899?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT), seller information "alice1101983".
- Nothing much info from seller's page. Googled and downloaded sample code from "https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/ml8511-uv-sensor-hookup-guide".
- My connection shematic as below:-
- Hope this information helps.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lenovo A850 CN ROM (With Success)

- Before this, I managed to flash A850 ROW stock rom.
- Then I got second A850 phone to flash. I used ROW stock rom but failed. I forgot to check the ROM version before flashing it. So now, the second Lenovo A850 is bricked.
- After searching for a while, I managed to search and download CN ROM.
- I got the info from (https://www.china-devices.com/topic/1910-lenovo-a850-mt6582-bricked/?page=2). A user on that forum said he managed to unbrick his Lenovo A850 using that ROM download from (http://www.needrom.com/download/feb-2014-s203-flashtool-ready/). So, I downloaded the ROM from the NeedROM link, using the Flash Tool compressed in the same archive, I try flash my Lenovo A850 with success.
- Now my Android Version is 4.2.2, Baseband version A850.V13,2013/09/06 17:49, build number A850_S203_140208.
- After flashing the ROM, there's a problem with Root. The ROM already included LuckyPatcher and Framaroot. But Root access is unavailable. So, I use KingRoot to obtain Root access.
- There's a problem with Google Play Services in this A850 S203 CN ROM. You can't use WhatsApp, Youtube, etc..
- To repair this problem with Google Play Services on Lenovo A850, firstly I downloaded latest LuckyPatcher from (http://lucky-patcher.netbew.com/). Current version is Lucky Patcher v5.8.5.apk. Then, download latest Modded Google Play Store, also in that site. Current version is Google Play Store v6.0.0 (Modded).apk.
- Ohh, I almost forgot. To use LuckyPatcher, you will also need BusyBox. I just download and install BusyBox Installer by JRummy from Google Play.
- Install LuckyPatcher, then run it. Use it to install Google Play Store v6.0.0(Modded).apk as system app. Reboot the phone.
- Now you can install Youtube to test if there is any more problem with Google Play Services.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lenovo A850 Root (With Success)

1. Download KingRoot APK and copy to your internal or external storageof your phone.
2. Install KingRoot APK and launch KingRoot app.
3. Wait a few seconds for root check and click Start Root. Rooted!
4. I've tried on two different Lenovo A850 phone and it works!
5. I also suggest and recommend you to try their Purify app and Bloatware Remove (tool in the Purity app).