Well, I bit the bullet so to speak and just flashed mu burner with the patched CSOP firmware. I was able to get it to burn on the 16x DVD-Rs without further problem. However, there is a minor issue with the LED. I know that the patched firmware includes the "LED fix" for burners with a multicolor LED, but my burner only has a one color, blue. So, if I leave it the way it is with the patched firmware, the LED lights when it is reading a disc but nothing happens while it is burning. I opened the firmware in omnipatcher and see that in the "General Patches" section, the top option of "Use a multi-color LED scheme" is greyed out and checked. I would like to uncheck it. I tried unchecking the lowest option for fixing the "dead-drive blink," but that meant the drive flashes the blue LED from the time the computer is turned on whether it is doing anything or not.
So, how do I get the multi-colored LED scheme turned off? Is it possible I can just take the stock CSOP firmware, open it in omnipatcher, make the change I want, save it, and then crossflash my Memorex burner using it?
TIA again for all your help. The people here are incredible!