I did a derp yesterday, I need to share this so no one else does it.
My Pioneer 206DBK was burning slow (1.5 hours) in DVDFAB while the kids LG BH12LS38 was burning fast (20 min). So I decide to flash the firmware.
Opened Image burn and checked firmware. Downloaded 106 and went to flash. An error pops up "Unable to validate" CRAP now my BDR is just a CD-ROM that the tray want open. So I try flashing it in a couple of different machines, nothing. So I have the evening to backup my blu-ray collection and am stuck with just one computer.
I now go to Fry's and talk the sales manager into selling me the LG BH12LS38 for $68 that I paid last week. While on my way home I remember I had a drive that had to be flashed with the tray open. It was the only drive that I ever had to do that with. I get home install the LG in my machine and put the Pioneer in another. Get back to backing up movies and try to mess with the pioneer. Push pin the tray open and flash. Perfection flash goes smooth and now the drive is working.
What a derp I am.... don't be a derp