...I am an IT Professional and replace memory, hardware, etc. everyday and never have I had something like this occur. The stupid drive worked fine and then with nothing but a memory upgrade the drive died. Is there a way to reflash it using mtkflash and what are the commands? I have been having some trouble getting mtkflash to work properly...
Please post us your hardware specs (detailed) and what OS/software you'r on.
For peace of mind the best would be you forget your almost 2y old crap rebadged SOHW-1933S (aka Teac DV-W516G) and buy a new drive.
But if you still wanna mess with it, make a search for MTKFlash guide at dhc014's site.
You better forget miracle though.
BTW, toshiba has nothing to do in Lite-On/Sony forum section. Sorry.