i bought my 7203A yesterday and was very satisfied with it until now
at first it scanned all discs happily, now it rejects every other
when the pre-spinup box pops up it counts down to between 9.5 and 8.1 and then throws an “Error initializing test.” exception using every speed setting possible
the drive only makes noise when starting up discspeed and when changing to scan mode, after that it remains silent
i have tried various firmwares (1.05 to 1.07, Z1, Z2), but i don’t think the issue is FW related
it started after opening a new spindle of printable verbatim dvd-r (MCC03RG20), which is funny, because the spindle used before had the same mediacode, but was not printable
if it scans a disc once, it will always scan it and vice versa
the discs seem to be readable and of good burn quality, but i’d really like to scan them to be sure
did i catch a bad batch of verbs or is it something else?
edit: same behaviour on an old TSScorp drive (TSScorpCDDVDW S SB00 is what discspeed calls it)
is it something software/driver related?