So after crossflashing numerous drives to iHAS stock firmwares (clones/rebadges) I finally encountered a problem that i'm unaware of the cause.
The drive listed above (OEM rebadge of iHAS 124B (or maybe 224 if LabelFlash is LightScribe? anyway 124 should work....)
So should 224....just no Lightscribe...
Anyway after trying 224 Burnermax firmware, I ended up with the blinking LED light.... (yes i converted the EEPROM)
So i put 124 burnermax on there. (Burnermax is the special firmware c4eva (xbox360 firmware dev) produced for overburning XGD3 (8.7GB rather then 8.4-8.5GB limit) as well as custom media types for Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM-001/MKM-003)
So now the drive seems to work fine, detects it in windows, imgburn, etc all properly. I can even turn OHT/HT/SmartBurn, Clear OPC history, and OverSpeed all on and off, and imgburn says Success.
No blinking light, there is no disc in there, and since I can't open the drive tray with the button now, there wasn't one in there during flashing either...I'm like 99% sure...What would happen if there WAS a disc in there...ln the slim chance? Never had this issue before.
I'm about to try and flash it back to stock...but this is weird.