Ok so i had my benq 1650 out of my case when i kicked it by accident, the ide cable and power cable came off, and I heard a very loud rumbling/clicking sound right before that happened.
The end result is that the 1650 wont burn past 3000/45xx megs. It wont even read properly now. I did try the burner on another system but still no go.
CD's wont even attempt to burn or erase.
Things I've tried:
Downflashed to BCDC, then reflashed to BDHC.
Anything else I should try? I am not adverse to reopening up the burner to play with since i feel it's a goner.
What's a good burner these days now that it's impossible to get a 1650 or 1655?
But Im out of ideas for trying