Question about Pioneer DVR-111D (DVR111DBK) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Pioneer DVR-111D doesn't read CDs/DVDs, discs don't even spin

As the subject implies, any disc that I try to put into the drive just sits there. The green light comes on as soon as the disc goes in, but it stays a solid green, no motor noise of the disc spinning, and then after a few seconds the green light just turns off with the disc not being read.

I've tried updating the firmware, to no avail. It was working fine then one day it just started doing this. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    does not read dvd

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    I HAVE BOTH DVD ROM AND DVD REWRITER CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER. AS DESCRIBED IF A DISC IS PLACED IN THE DVD REWRITTER THE GREEN LIGHT FLASHES BUT THE DRIVE DOES NOT SPIN UP.THE DVD ROM OPERATES PERFECTLY IN THE MASTER AND SLAVE POSITIONS. THINKING THAT THE REWRITTER WAS FAULTY IREPLACED IT ONLY TO FIND THE SAME PROBLEM.I THEN FITTED TWO REWRITTERS IN THE COMPUTER AND THE SAME FAULT WAS ON BOTH.I HAVE ALSO TRIED A NEW IDE CABLE WITHOUT SUCCESS.

    BOTH DRIVES ARE RECOGNISED IN THE DEVICE MANAGER.

    REGISTRY ENTRIES FOR UPPER AND LOWER FILTERS HAVE ALSO BEEN DELETED AGAIN WITH NO SUCCESS.

    I THINK THAT THE PROBLEM LIES WITH THE OPERATING SYSTEM WHICH IS WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTRE.

    ANY HELP ON THIS ISSUE WILL BE WELCOME

  • ksdadguy
    ksdadguy Apr 25, 2008

    I have Win XP Home SP2 and gives me same results (almost). I was able to install DSL software using drive, but have since had no luck in reading any other disk.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    just dont work on my pc...burns sometimes, intermittent cr reading and no dvd reading...

  • inkredibal Oct 23, 2008

    IN MY DEVICE MANAGER MY DVD ROM AND CD ROM HAVE A YELLOW CIRCLE WITH A EXCLAMATION MARK, AND MY DVD ROM, AND CD ROM ARE NOT WORKING

  • ksdadguy
    ksdadguy May 11, 2010

    I as able to upgrade to V1.29 on firmware, but when I try to do subsequent update to V1.41, I get a dos box which states that the target is not available

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I have the same problem my dvd is pioneer 111d and it doesent read cd or dvd i turn it off and when i started the computer it steel reads that cd drive is on what should i do

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