Samsung TS-H943 MS25 - Trouble Shooting

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If you are having issues getting your Samsung drive into vendor mode by using the Samsung Unlock feature then it has probably been flashed previously with an older firmware, or requires unbricking.

You can only do this with an X360USB PRO or a VIA 6421 card. You won't have any success with onboard sata or any cards like Nforce.

Here are the various different methods to get into vendor mode.

Unlock
This is used for Stock MS28 Samsung drives or any Samsung drive that has LT firmware flashed to it.

1. Simply click on "Samsung Unlock" - and thats it :)

Badflash 1

If Samsung unlock is giving you errors then you either have a drive that has been bricked, has older fw flashed to it or is simply being a stubborn pain in the ass. Follow these steps:

1. Close JF and power down your drive (unplug CK3 power cable and SATA cable for a few seconds and then reconnect - power on - and start up JF)
2. Eject the tray and then push it in half way
3. Goto MTK Flash tab, click Intro/Device ID and click OK
4. Power cycle the drive Off then On using a CK3 kit - timing is important so do this quickly.
5. Your drive should now be in Vendor Mode.

Badflash 2
If Samsung unlock is giving you errors and the Badflash 1 method isn't working then you either have a drive that has been bricked, has older fw flashed to it or is simply being a stubborn pain in the ass. Follow these steps:

1. Close JF and power down your drive (unplug CK3 power cable and SATA cable for a few seconds and then reconnect - power on - and start up JF)
2. Eject the tray and then push it in half way
3. Turn the drive power OFF - wait a few seconds then turn the drive Power ON
3. Goto MTK Flash tab, click Intro/Device ID and click OK
4. Power cycle the drive Off then On using a CK3 kit - timing is important so do this quickly.
5. Your drive should now be in Vendor Mode.

Badflash 3
As a last resort (I have personally never had to do this with any Samsung ever - but 1 drive in 1000 may require this - but tbh if the above methods don't work you are probably doing something totally wrong)

1. Unscrew the back plate from the drive
2. Use a Probe v1 or Probe v2 on the point as show in this diagram
3. Intro the drive while probing. if the drive is totally and completely jammed up - this will sort it out.

If you still have drive detecting / vendor issues try also connecting the AUX Power cable to the X360USB PRO as your USB ports may not be throwing enough juice (try connecting to a independently powered USB hub)
 
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