It's a new drive, and this is a very weird one. It burns and reads DVD+R and +RW discs no problem. It will even read a DVD-R that's already been burned. However, it won't recognize a blank DVD-R at all. If I pop in a blank DVD-R, it the activity light will blink and then go off and all softwares, including CDSpeed thinks the drive is empty. Weirder still is that even though the burned DVD-R discs will read in the drive, running DVD-Identifier on a previously written DVD-R gives me this:
Unable To Initialize Disc : Not ready - Medium not present [02/3A/00]
I've flashed it to G7V9, cross flashed it to B7V9, and have since gone back. Same results.
Media on hand that I've tried:
- SONY04D1 (BenQ)
- RitekG04 (RiData)
- ProdiscF01 (Smartbuy)
- SONY08D1 (Sony)
- RitekR03 (RiData)
- ProdiscR03 (SmartBuy)
All of this stuff is on BenQ's recommended media list, so I'm pretty sure it's not the media. When it comes to DVD-R discs, it's not even producing coasters, it's not letting me get that far.
Any ideas on what I can try?