Ok, let me start off by saying a google search brought me to your site, and I HAVE searched a good deal on fixing these problems on my own before making a thread. This is extremely frustrating for me, because I am an IT guy with years of experience and this drive has stumped me.
My problems are:
Wont read CDRs (tried many brands...compusa, imation, memorex, etc)
Can't burn anything (power calibration error)
Seems "slow" to access anything, even non-CDR's
I have tried:
Uninstalling, and reinstalling
Uninstalled the secondary IDE channel, reinstalled
Flashing the firmware with LD3540 1.5W (the new "package")
All the problems still exist.
I was able to install "A" game, which was on an OEM DVD and it worked fine. None of my games on CDR's will load, and I cant even view the files in Windows Explorer, no autorun, nothing.
Able to install a game on a NON CDR, an OEM disc, just like normal...so it appears the problem is with burnt media. None are scratched, they are all on good quality media, I just keep getting coasters.
This drive is really no use to me if I cant read burnt media, or burn media. It had wonderful reviews on Newegg, so I figured there would be no issues...man was I wrong.
This drive just isnt running right, at all. I am Windows XP SP2, P4, computer is in top notch shape. It is VERY slow to access anything on a NON CDR, such as OEM cd's.
ANy help would be greatly appreciated.