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Pioneer DVD-117 I have Pioneer DVD-117 standard drives and neither the CD nor the DVD drives will open. Can you help me with this?

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Re: Pioneer DVD-117

Make sure that the second IDE controller is enabled in the BIOS and device manager, also that the ribbon and power cables are on tight.

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard
if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

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The Pioneer dvd+-rw DR-K17Y ata Device in my Dell Inspiron E1705 has stopped working. The drawer won't open (without the help of an unbent paper clip) and the disc does not spin up. Application software...

This sounds as a hardware problem, maybe a gear or a servo engine. Its a common problem since the mechanism is small and mostly plastic. If you have the chance use a live cd or live usb to see if it is not a windows problem. In my opinion the best solution is to replace the drive.

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Hi, I can´t run my DVD unit. Is possible to buy another unit or can I adapt a notebook´s DVD? Thanks

I am guesing a desktop computer is what you are talking about. If this is the case buy another cd/dvd rom drive aprox 30 bucks pay attencion to the red striped ribbon cable and how the jumpers are on your old drive and match on your new drive thats it when you boot window it will pickup on new unit

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My dvd player pioneer dvd-rw won't read dvd disc. please help me solve this problem.

Dear Sir,
check if you have installed the drivers for the cd drive. check that the cable is well connected to the drive and also to the motherboard. or else it ay be that you will need to change the drive and buy a new one.

Thanking you,

Jagannath Joshi

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Computer doesn't seem to recognise it - can't open files or burn

This is a pure problem with your DVD drive. try removing teh cable and reinserting it.

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Is it compatable with my desktop pc?

Ok. Well basically CD, DVD and Hard Drives are all cross compatible platforms so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. If your asking me to choose I would say that you remove the CD writer instead. But before you do this make sure you have enough extra sockets in your motherbaord to plug in your Pioneer DVR-1910LS 20x DVD±RW IDE Drive w/LightScribe if your CD Writer uses IDE interface your inluck coz you can use it in place of the Pioneer DVR-1910LS 20x DVD±RW IDE Drive w/LightScribe, but if it isn't make sure you have a spare IDE socket in your motherboard. Simply remove the side panel use a flashlight and see if there are vacant IDE sockets, it's usually long in black, white or blue color. see the picture below.

If its vacant follow the steps on the link below simply copy and paste the link on you browsers address bar.

I hope this helps you...

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I need pioneer dvr-215bk dvd rom drivers

dvd roms do not need drivers they are a standard format drive and should be recognised by your pc immediately.

in order to play DVDs you will however need a Software DVD player like WINDVD or POWER DVD

DVD-RWs do not need drivers but may require that the CD burning software that you use may need updating.

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My pioneer cd/dvd/rw-dvr 111D will not recognize a cd in the drive, usually this happens with game cds. it does recognize some,but some it does not. i have put the same disc into another computers cd/dvd...

My cd drive does this as well not a good thing but I have found that if you put a disc you know it will read in then anydisc you want it to read it should read it. Mine only does it every now and then. I have also found that if just after the cd door closes if you give it a tap on the cd door it will read the disc try it it might work for you. I have taken mine to a repairer and the drive is operating fine and they could not figure out what was wrong for it to do that and yes it did do it for them to.

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whatever program you are useing to play disk , uninstall and re install it ,That should do it , if not . buy a better dvd drive , pioneer dvd 112 are only £25..duel leyer dvd/cd burner

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