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DVD writer kaput after region select
« on: June 26, 2007, 01:30:09 AM »
I have a Pioneer DVR110D DVDRW, and while trying out a few open source cd writing programs for windows, one of the programs complained that I had not chosen a region for my writer. I set the drive to region 1, and since that time, Nero has not recognized any media I put in it. it wont read a install CD/DVD, nor write to a blank disk.

Nero claims there is no media in the drive, and it doesnt even spin up when I pop an install cd in.

anyone have any similar experiences before I go buy a new one tomorrow?

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Re: DVD writer kaput after region select
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 05:45:02 AM »
That's very weird.  I've never heard of that before.  I'd try and flash the firmware with a new firmware from The Firmware Page.  Run Nero Info Tool to find out what firmware you've got and try to flash it. . . You can't hurt anything at this point.

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Re: DVD writer kaput after region select
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 09:53:48 AM »
Ya, I'm sitting at the latest firmware, and it wont even spin up to read a disk a boot up, I'm going to have to assume it cratered at this point. oh well. off to memex

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Re: DVD writer kaput after region select
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 10:47:38 AM »
Bummer.  Though it's nice that DVDRW's are less that $40CAD.  I'd grab a SATA drive at this point.  It may cost you $3 - $5 more, but it's worth it for cable management and class.

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Re: DVD writer kaput after region select
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 10:22:48 PM »
I have seen this before when you select/change the region code too many times....makes the unit dead.
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