Hey, first post - I hope you can help me with this strange problem. Bear with me!
I bought a SH-223C not so long ago and could read all types of CD and DVDs fine. It came to burning a disc and I had problems so I updated the firmware...
Everything went smoothly with the firmware upgrade but since then I can only read DVDs. No CDs will read (apart from 1 RiDisc I burnt Win XP onto with my old drive)
I can't read pressed audio or data CDs now - discs that read fine when I first got the drive!
There can't be any mechanical problem because I am still reading that 1 CDR and all DVDs. I find it hard to believe that all the newer firmwares are incompatible with all official CDs I own.
I've reinstalled Windows XP (SP3) since and the problem persists. I don't have any burning/mounting software/copy protection installed.
Long story short, the drive did work and still does work, but any firmware update has made next all CDs unreadable.
Thanks for bearing with me, that was quite hard to explain, I hope it wasn't too confusing. Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance