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Pioneer 520h dvdrecorder need to replace dvd burner

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  • Steve Nordquist
    Steve Nordquist May 11, 2010

    Find a giant, licensed Pioneer auth repair shop.
    Get it replaced there.
    Or just put in a reasonable make of burner and see if it copes with that.


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if it was that easy i wouldnt post

repacement burner $780 plus $100 labour from pioneer australia

dvr115 i replced it with comes up with error code on 520h

needs a service remote etc apparently to configure

looking for advice not a gratuitous comment about how to shop

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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