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DVR-111D won't recognize blanks

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by rmcelwee, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. rmcelwee

    rmcelwee Member

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    I installed my new Pioneer DVR-111D in my XP computer today. Neither XBCr nor ImgBurn can see my blank media. I went to Wal-Mart and bought some HP discs just to see if they would work. Nope. I dropped a Maxell DVD+R (single layer) disc that already had data on it in the drive and it read it with no problems. Any ideas?

    BTW, the Verbatim packaging says:
    Made in Singapore
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    "Up to 6x speed with compatible drives"
     
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    Yep, 1.29, I forgot to put that in the original message.
     
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    You're completely sure it doesn't read them? are you sure it just doesn't auto play? (stupid question, but i had to ask)

    also, have you tried restoring it to stock FW (i believe that would be 1.23) and then re-flashing?
     
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    No auto playing - it just won't read them.

    I downloaded an older version of the SW and it only gave me an error saying "hey, you have something newer" (I think). I tried reloading 1.29 and it gave an "already have this version" error. I'll try again to put an older one on though. Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, no problem. post something up if that doesn't work.
     
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    Nope, doesn't work. I tried to downgrade to ver 1.23 and all it says is "FW is the latest".
     
  8. budro

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    have you tried dumping the firmware first, then re-flashing it? there's a couple diff FW dump tools if you look around.

     
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    I had the same problem - it wouldnt autoplay or recongize anything, so i went and ordered the Pioneer 112D Burner, you may have a bad laser like i did or the same situation.
     
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    did you try burning? did it say no disc in drive?
     
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    Yes, all three programs I tried to burn with said that there was no disc (or that it was not recognized). You could here the disc spinning up and down in the drive for quite a while.
     
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    hmm, sounds like a defect to me. i would contact tech support, i've called them myself, and they're not in india for one which is nice, and two they seem to know what they're talking about.
     
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    It was a bad drive. Bought a 112D and just slapped it in. It sees the disc (I'm assuming it will burn one without problems). Thanks!
     
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    same here, got the 112D last week, works good now. I had a bad 111D Drive
     
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    where did you buy the 111d's from!
     
  16. rmcelwee

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    refurbed from geeks.com

    bought the new 112d (same price as the refurbed 111d) from newegg.com
     
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    did they refund your money? geeks.com?
     
  18. budro

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    yeah, the 111d's have a lot of defects, and some of the tech support is retarded, they couldn't even find the right firmware for THEIR product, but once they did, they were great
     
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    I did an RMA with geeks.com - I guess I'll see in a week if they give me the money back but I am 99% sure that they will.
     
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    k now i know they are good people!
     

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