Looks like I am having the same “freezing” problem. And I haven’t touched the firmware.
Anyone find a solution?
This is the SECOND drive that I have had freeze.
Here was my post from another forum:
Hopefully I can explain this correctly.
I purchased a Samsung se-s164 external dvd burner online.
Had everything up and running and it worked perfectly for the first time.
The first time I used it, I used DVD Shrink and the DVD drive built in to my computer to backup a disc. I used the external DVD burner to place the back-up on a new DVD. Worked perfectly.
The second time I attempted to do this, I made the mistake of placing the original DVD into the external DVD burner/player. When I attempted to use DVD Shrink, I was notified that I did not have the region set for that DVD player and that I could not proceed.
Not a problem - except for the fact that the DVD burner completely froze. Button would not open the door, turning it off and back on did nothing. I had to get the DVD out by using the paperclip in the hole technique. Well, I thouhgt something was wrong with the burner and sent it back for a replacement.
Second one came in and everything worked fine. Copied using the built in drive and burned using the new external burner. Until this morning.
I placed an original DVD in the external drive and after realizing I was getting the same “region” error, the drive froze.
There has got to be a way for me to get this drive to respond again. I can’t imagine that I have to send another one back.
Any help would be appreciated.