Purchased a Connect Computers Benq 1655 from CompUSA. The drive is a Benq 1655 with firmware BCGB. When I installed the drive, the CD audio cable would not fit properly. Looking closely at the back of the drive, the audio output pins are missing! The package included an audio cable, but it looks as though the pins were not installed at all. The last Benq drive I bought was a year ago (1640) and it had the CD audio pins installed. Is this a manufacturing mistake or are the newer drives doing away with the analog audio outputs?
I noticed that the my 1655 can’t burn Verbatim +R DL faster than 2.4x whereas my 1640 could burn them at 8x. I flashed my 1655 to BCIB and it’s still limited to 2.4x, is this a HW limitation or a FW problem with the newer Benqs?