I got a free Compaq DVR-103(MA) from work. It had firmware 1.55, so i upgraded to 1.90. According to DVDINFOPro it is working as it should. But if I insert a CD it can't read them. I see a green flashing light and it makes some noises. After a while it starts flashing a yellow light.
Is this a firmware issue, or is the drive beyond salvation?
I didn't test it with firmware 1.55, but it behaves like this with Compaq's 1.44 or 1.90 firmwares. I've tried to flash it with several (hacked and official) universal firmwares, but the updater says it can't set the drive to normal mode after the flashing is complete. Only Compaq's firmwares seem to work.