Originally Posted by spatuluk
Been trying to flash a Gotek for the past few days - it's nightmarish!
Tried under Windows 7 on an AMD, Windows XP on an Intel, Windows 7 on an Intel, and Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 on an Intel. Haven't tried Linux yet, as I don't have it installed on anything.
I've only successfully connected once, on the AMD after adjusting to low baud, and the software crashed while removing write protection. Since then, the Gotek's LEDs don't turn on when the programming jumper's removed, and I've never had another successful connection.
I've got a different type of cable on order, but I'm a bit worried the Gotek's bricked. Is that possible?
I've had the same issue..
lots of resets on the drive + unplug and replug the usb->seriel adapter made me talk to the gotek drive again.
I've had best success with flashing at 14k4bps on win 7.
After each unsuccessful try, you should close the application.
Start the app, reset the gotek drive, wait 1-2 secs and then try to make the connection. It takes some fiddling to do when it behaves like that. I got mine to work though.