Lite-On 851s Issues

I was wondering if someone could help me out here. I have a 851s@832s using the codeguys firmware. Drive was working great with the new firmware and I was able to burn DVDs fine. Now I’ve run into an issue with reading any Blank DVDR i put in the drive. It comes back saying that no media is in the drive with different brands of disc. I can put in a blank CDR and pull the disc info but DVDR just wont go. One thing I’ve noticed is how loud the drive seems when I do put in a blank DVDR. Is my drive pretty much dead? or is this a firmware issue? Things seems to have gone odd after SP2 RC2 and the same thing with the SP2 RTM. Any help would be great.