Lenovo LSI 9240-8i: Failed to Validate Mfg Page 2

boxes-o-cereal

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I've been racking my brain on this all day. I followed the steps in this thread and got stuck on step 14. I get this output:

Code:
fs0:\> sas2flash.efi -c 0 -list
LSI Corporation SAS2 Flash Utility
Version 20.00.00.00 (2014.09.18)
Copyright (c) 2008-2014 LSI Corporation. All rights reserved

    Adapter Selected is a LSI SAS: SAS2008(B2)
  
    Controller is not operational. A firmware download is required.
Enter firmware file name or quit to exit: 2108it.bin    Executing Operation: Flash Firmware Image

        Firmware Image has a valid Checksum.
        Firmware Version 20.00.07.00
        Firmware Image compatible with Controller.
      
        Valid NVDATA Image found.
        NVDATA Version 14.01.00.00
        Checking for a compatible NVData image...
      
        NVDATA Device ID and Chip Revision match verified.
        Valid Initialization Image verified.
        Valid BootLoader Image verified.
      
        Chip is in RESET state. Attempting Host Boot...
        Firmware Host Boot Successful.
      
        Writing Current Mfg Page 2 Settings to NVRAM.
        Failed to Validate Mfg Page 2!
      
    Due to error remaining commands will not be executed.
    Unable to Process Commands.
    Exiting SAS2Flash.
  
    fs0:\>
I've tried both 2118it.bin and 2108it.bin, both with and without the BIOS image mptsas2.rom. My card is a Lenovo 03T6739 (LSI 9240-8i), and I'm trying to flash it with the firmware to turn it into an IT mode card. I know for a fact my card supports the firmware to flash it to a 9210-8i, as there are others on eBay selling them with this version.

I can wipe the card just fine using MEGAREC.EXE under FreeDOS, but sas2flash appears to flash it only halfway. Does anyone have any suggestions of things I can try?

Hopefully I provided enough details, if not, please let me know and I'll provide more. It's pretty late at night, so my brain's a bit foggy.

Thanks!