I successfully flashed a pair of 8601's to Benq 1620 f/w about a week ago. Everything was great until my last couple of DVD burns. The slave unit burns and plays normally, but the master does not.
It burns fine, but then, in a truly bizarre twist of fate, it can't play back the discs it burns through any program on my computer I have to play dvd's. The discs play great in the other burner as well as my dvd player downstairs. I'm using Ritek R04 media on a Dell 8400 with 2g of RAM, and I usually employ Nero Show Time as my virtual movie player.
Discs burnt in the other burner (slave) play in the misbehaving one (master) as well, it's only dvd's made in the player itself that it has trouble playing. Weird, huh? I have previously made many discs in the master burner with no problems. And these earlier burns continue to play well in this odd drive, it's only the last two that are acting funny.
For the sake of argument, I've tried flashing the drive to B7L9 to reset it and flashing it back to B7P9 with no change. I could go to the most recent f/w, but I just don't think it matters that much. My guess is it's a slightly malfunctioning drive, but I wanted to throw this info out to get second opinons.
In a nutshell, the drive can't read the discs it burns now, even though the discs themselves are O.K.
Any comments or suggestions are most appreciated. Thanks very much.