I'm still not 100% certain how it happened but I have a rough guess as to how I bricked my SH-D162D (IDE kreon drive if anyone doesn't know). Was trying to flash a MS28 and I'm guessing, like an idiot, I entered the wrong number and it tried to write the MS28 firmware to the SH-D162D. Been searching Google and these forums for a few days trying to find an answer that matches up but thus far all I've seen are "use DosFlash" with the end result being "it's still dead, Jim".
It isn't detected during POST on any box I've tried it with no matter the IDE chipset. DosFlash seems to recognize that something is attached to the IDE bus but can't get anything back other than 0x00 IIRC. No amount of screwing with the drive on that end has produced any results.
I've since discovered that it has solder pads for RS232 and I put together a cable using a MAX232 chip with no luck. It might be my mobo, it might be Windows 7 x64 or it might be the version of MTKTool I found here:http://personal.inet.fi/cool/mediatek/programs/mtkflasher.html
The tool starts to do its magic but never begins anything. Upon cancelling the procedure it claims to have detected an AMD chip connected to it...with or without the serial cable attached. Tera Term Pro yields nothing as well.
Anyone have any ideas? I get the feeling I'm missing something on the DosFlash end of things.
For the record I'm using an ASUS P5N-D based on the NForce 750i chipset.