Thanks for the reply jubjubbird.
Yes I've learned alot about the pioneer that I bought since I started coming to this site.
Yes the the writer came in a retail box, on the Pioneer web site it was listed seperately from the DVR-218L.
I tried to flash with the older firmware, but it says that it don't match my drive.
I could be wrong but I think I'm going to need my origianl firmware, but I don't know where to find it.
Do you or anyone else know where I can find out for sure if that is the correct firmware?
Thanks again for the help!!