So I've had this drive for almost a week, and it's been a little suspect - wouldn't burn in DVD Decrypter at higher than 8x, nor would it recognize DVD-R (only +R) media, but I thought that might be a Nero conflict (as listed in another thread) and was okay with the slower speed, since I use Nero to burn mix CDs quite often. Well, I was ripping a DVD yesterday and had the option set to automatically burn a copy via DVDDecrypter, and when I got home from work, it had a failure message. It'd only burnt 1% on my "8x Fuji" Taiyo Yuden DVD+R media and put out an error msg. This, btw, was with an OEM drive cross-flashed to B7T9.
I ejected, put a new empty disc in... and the drive didn't recognize the disc. Ejected, tried another DVD+R, still didn't recognize it. Restarted, still no good. Then it wouldn't even open. I'd hit the button and the drive would make a little mini-clicking noise and stay closed. I had to use a paper clip to get the drive to open (though OCCASIONALLY it'll open after waiting 8 minutes if I hit the button again). No longer reads any media, and multiple firmware flash upgrades/downgrades haven't helped.
Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any other solutions before sending this back to ewiz.com (where I'd ordered it) for a replacement drive. Any thoughts? Or should I go stock up on postage?
Thanks for any help -Sam