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PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D problem

Dear Gurus, I replaced my internal DVD burner that shipped my Apple G4 dual 1 gig (MacOS 10.4.11) with a PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-112D and at first worked well burning CDs and DVDs and reading all the CDs and DVDs I owned. Now I am having trouble reading some DVDs and CDs.....the actual DVD with drivers that came with it can't be read now, although, sometimes it will mysterioulsy read it or if  I shutdown with that DVD still in drive and boot back up....will appear on my desktop.
I used patch burn but have not rest the cuda/pmu chip....


Do I need to update the firmware? The current Firmware revision is 1.09.
The newest  Ihave seen is like 1.21 or something....but I only see updates for PCs, with .exe files, not for Mac OS....


Thanks,


Jank

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  • TogaJank Jan 14, 2008

    Thanks, I have not tried that,  Iwill go get a lens cleaning kit and try and will report back....

  • TogaJank Jan 15, 2008

    Hello early1234 and all Gurus....


    Thanks for the reply. I tried to clean the lens with the Maxell Lens Cleaner CD-345 (Brush system, no liquids or wiping by hand). It did not work.


    I also can't burn 32x CD-Rs. The specs say I should be able to burn up to 40x CD-R. When I attempt to burn thru iTunes, I get the this message" The attempt to burn disc failed. The burn failed because of a medium write error."


    When I use the application Toast 8 to burn a CD I get this message:



    The drive reported an error:

    Sense Key = HARDWARE ERROR

    Sense Code = 0x44, 0xD9

    INTERNAL TARGET FAILURE


    I have had this less than a year. Again I am trying to run this on an Apple Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver 2002) Mac OS 10.4.11

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    I have a problem on my eMac, drive have been replaced and won't burn. It is not recognised as burning drive

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I've just come across this notice from Pioneer. Sounds like you might be having the problem that they are describing in the faulty drives.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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Have you tried cleaning the lens? i also had this experience with my dvd rom and what i did, was cleaned the lens.

tell us what happen after you clean it ok.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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