I had an GSA-H10N orignal retail model. It worked great. Every single DL and Regular +R media worked flawelessly. No single coaster. Well I decided to use the great TBD firmware RPC1 firmware.
Then I started to read this forum and decided to crossflash it to
My LG burner had the JL11 original Firmware
and crossflashed it with
Total success for me . I had a a 100 spindle just opened and started to burn at amazing 18 speed 12.xx speed avg. with this firmware. I had 5:00/6:00 burns with amazing lead in response times. And I was very happy with it.
As i use this drive to read as it was my only drive in my pc at that time. I was testing it as a reader with the Mediacodespeed Read riplock patch and everything. So Summarize it read fast at 15x and wrote at 18. All this time with Verbatime DVD+R 16 Media MCC-004-000. As i had a 100 spindle all my tests are with that media.
Then it suddenly dropped to 6x burning. I started to test it and after 20 to 30 different burns I was unable to fix it and to keep it from burning at 6x this media. I tried the following:
Its DMA 4 of course Master in second master. Original atapi drivers.
I normally use imageburn. But i started to test it iwth other already installed software like nero and clonedvd. It stayed the same.
I flashed it back tried every single flash including H10N. H10N modded by tdb. H12N, H10NJJ1. Also with and withoud reading patch by mediacodespeededit. Lastest versions of course.
I started to freak out. I also tried switching media strategies t with the MCC-003 with mediacodespeed and with maxell 003-000.
With not a single change. As if all my test were futile. It sticked at 6x.
Lead in takes a lot. It takes around 2 minutes. if I burn with imgburn at max it takes around 2. If i burn with imgburn at 18 it takes a little less in the leadin. If i select 8x it takes around 1:30 to lead in.
I tried with another media and was able to burn at 8x so i guess its not stuck with all media at 6x just with MCC-004-000
I start to wonder if this stuck at 6x because it learned something about the media or something. I dont really know why and im ready to return it to warranty.
I tried master and slave. Alone and with the liteon connected on the same ide. I have a 500 PSU.
Also the quality of the burns is acceptable at 96%. My liteon is a little better at 97% i tested both with my liteon.
I have a liteon that burns the same maedia at 16x without any trouble ..
at 5:00 mins time.
This was happy times with my 12N working like a charm
Then this happened after some 10 or so burns:
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This is my Liteon with the same media
PLEASE HELP ME !!!
ANY SINGLE IDEA WELCOME.
Thankyou for everything.