Hi, my aopen drive has stopped reading music cd’s gradually over several months. I have read the stickeys and searched but no help. I know it’s based on pioneer 105s or 106s but I don’t know which one. I wanted to try a pioneer firmware but don’t know which one. I has 512k buffer and firware ver. 1.24 from aopen. I tried reflashing the firmware and it said:
Pioneer Firmware for G3-G5
Hex =Hitachi H8_3062A
The retail box says DVD 1640 Pro, but the sticker on the drive says DVD 1640 Pro-A.
1: Can someone help me identify the drive and what firmware to try?
2: Tell me if you think the drive is shot and move on!
P.S. Aopen won’t return my e-mails, and the drive reads dvd and data cd’s just fine. Windows explorer sees an audio cd, but every program I use to play it says the drive is empty or it’s an unsupported format.