I got this drive last week and was never really thrilled with it. Seemed to be very picky about the type of media it uses, unlike my Pioneer DVR-A06 which has worked with everything I’ve thrown at it. I figure since the new firmware was out with the supposed media updates I’d give it a try. Downloaded mtkflash and the new official firmware, and gave it a shot. Everything appeared to be successful. That is, until I rebooted. No drive, no power, no working eject button, nothing. The BIOS doesn’t recognize the drive and of course neither does WinXP. I can’t even eject the tray! Rebooted with my boot floppy, trying flashing again, got the same successfully messages during the flash but still no go.
Any ideas? Would trying to flash the version of the firmware that was installed on the drive when I received it work? Like an idiot, I figured there wouldn’t be any reason to backup the current firmware so I skipped that step.
Anyone have any ideas?