Q - It's been a while, but I seem to recall that pins 7 and 8 were the two that were reversed in the "alternate points" diagrams (on the motherboard rather than directly to the controller legs.)
Originally posted by Quantum
I had the same type of problem with my dvd-r's. I have the origa chip. One of the things that we had to do to figure mine out was to switch the points on the origa, 8 and 9, were backwards on the diagram. Not sure if that will help. also the origa uses GS to boot, but not sure what the other chip with it does, might not need the GS to boot. I have a version 2.x for my GS.