I purchased a Liteon LH-18A1P which came with firmware GL03 (Sep 2006), and since the first times I used it I noticed that unlike my previous drives, when I hit the eject button and the disc is still spinning inside the drive, it does not delay the eject to slow down the disc first, instead it simply ejects a spinning disc.
As you can imagine, if the disc was spinning fast, the disc can ‘jump’ on the ejected tray and even end up scratched.
I flashed to GL0F from this page, but it still acts the same way…
Other than being careful and waiting for the disc to stop before ejecting it, as well as disabling all kinds of automatic ejects in my software, I can see no solution… it already scratched a disc unreadable (luckily I had already made a backup copy of it).
Anyone else with this problem? Is there any solution? If it’s a common problem, perhaps LiteOn should be contacted to fix it in future firmware updates?