Greetings all CD Freaks!
My DVR-108 w/ fw1.18_rpc1_nx4all has gone awol after a normal reboot.
On every reboot it's detected by bios as "PIOLEER DVD-RU DVT-108" "PINLEER DTD-RU DVT-120" or some other "junkmail-like" name.
I got it working correctly for approx 10min after leaving it unpowered for few hours - it even read a dvdrom while in windows, but dissapeared from the system to reappear later in form of PIOLEER DVD-RU DVT-108. Later I've noticed it's marked UDMA 0 by bios.
Tried everything including cleaning molex contacts, cleaning and changing ata cable & mobo contacts, connecting it to a 40wires cable, connecting it to the primary controller, MA/SL/CS, gradually downgrading udma to pio modes., separate supply cable... anything except trying it on a different mobo.
sometimes, powered on, with or without being connected to ata controller, with no disc inside, it makes a short 1sec motor noise just like trying to move the pickup head a little...
Drive it's on 80 lead cable, secondary master, Windows XP sp2, Hiper PSU on a very stable system (not a blue screen in 2 years)
Any ideas highly appreciated, including which one of DVR111D and DVR112D should I buy ...