My V7 is being DUMB
o.k...installed a magic 2 yesterday, everything works great except DVD-r's the laser twitches back and forth trying to read the initial mumbojumbo, but then goes to the red screen of death...i tried charlies v7 Adjustments, and that didn't help....reinstalled 4 times getting the wires shorter and shorter, and that didn't work, grabbed a new chip and installed it, guess what that didn't work....i even used gamegizmo's 1/2 inch power wire scheme, to no avail...i tried using a v5 drive even though i shouldn't have, and it has the same symptoms, and my v7 drive will work in the v5 if i adjust the pots...sorry for this being so long, but i think i've tried everything...read's cd's,cd-r's,dvd original, and dvd movies, but no dvd backups...
We had to adjust the laser azimuth on the two v7s here. If there is play on the laser unit against the rails, try toghtening it up then slackening slightly to let it be free without play.
on yours did you see what the laser was doing...normally on dvd-r's it starts reading at 1 point for a few seconds...this can't find that point it jumps back and forth and never sets in a groove...