A couple of weeks ago I flashed my 112L to the 8.25 firmware. All seemed to go well. I burned a few CD's and a few DVD's. Then 2 days ago I needed to burn a CD ISO. It would get about 80% and then fail with a drive communication error. I tried 3 times with the same result. I figured it was the ISO (a Linux Distro download). I downloaded 2 more times and still I got the burn failure.
I have a second burner in my system (DVR-108) and gave it a shot. Bang, worked every time. So I tried a DVD ISO instead of a CD ISO in the 112L and it works fine every time. It just won't burn CD's any more.
Did flashing cause this or was it just the drives time to fail?
I will point out that this is an early 112 drive. I purchased it right after the model was released so there was no warranty to void when I flashed it.
I just ordered a new 115 drive from New Egg. What does everyone think of this drive, and is there a particular firmware version I can flash that will give me back my ripping speed and DVD-ROM bit setting for +R media?