Now, funnily enough, I just received a brand new old stock DVR-217 (1.10 firmware), which seems to be fckd beyond repair out of the box....
Anyway, after connecting it for the first time, I put in a blank DVD(JVC Yuden 16x), which apparantly was recognized, according to ODC(optiDriveControl) at least.
Started up imgburn as usual, picked some random files, and tried to start a normal burn, but... no go.
Check out the picture below.
Some strange message I've never seen before, about both 'speed miscompare' (wtf?) and even worse 'positioning error'... ?
And after this very first attempt to do anything with the drive, whenever I now try to put ANY kind of optical disc inside, be it blank, burned, retail music CD even,
the drive refuses to recognize it('incompatible'/no disc or files visible in explorer), no matter what. Restarted the PC, dis- re-connected the whole drive, but no dice....:a
Is my drive dead already, or has the pick-up developed issues suddenly ?
Something imgburn did, or.... ?
I have tested many drives in the exact same way, so I cannot imagine I did something different and stupid this time around...
Perhaps was banged up in transit (but seemed reasonably well padded, so...) ?
Really annoying this is.
As any attempt at return and refund will be an ebay nightmare.
And I really hoped to buy more of these as well if this one had good burns.