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Major issues with pioneer A05!!!! please help.

Discussion in 'DVD players' started by joedeal, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. joedeal

    joedeal Guest

    Hello, I have had my A05 for alittle over a year now. I have backed up most of my DVD collection...which is ALOT of discs (maybe 400)!! I use Record Now 4.6 to burn. Recently I have been getting a "job has terminiated with errors" whenever I try to burn @ 4x. Now I am using the same exact media...even the same spindle. If I set the burn speed to 2x I do not get an error and it burns fine. ALSO, I am no longer able to erase my rewritable disc with this drive!!!! I get a message "no erasable media" I purchase a second A05 drive and it works fine @ 4x with the same media (from the same spindle) and it is able to erase the same RW disc!!!! I have tried to update the firmware to no avail I also tried the Gradius firmware...no good!!! Right now I have downgraded to the original firmware....my second A05 has the original firmware. Is the drive dead? I hope not...TIA for any help.
     
  2. ken0042

    ken0042 Regular member

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    My guess is the drive is dead. If another identical drive works with identical media.

    Keep in mind that these drives have a finite lifespan; they were designed for average home users and not power users like you and me.

    This is why I usually recommend that people get a DVD-ROM with their burner, so you aren't wearing out your expensive burner for ripping.
     
  3. joedeal

    joedeal Guest

    Thanks for the reply....I do have a DVD-ROM...oh well.that sucks.
     
  4. Vinster

    Vinster Guest

    Out of interest how did you get along with this? Yes they have a finite life span, but that is certainly an awful lot more than 400 (or 4000) discs etc.

    The fact you upgraded your firmware obviously invalidated your warranty - anything happen?
     
  5. joedeal

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    Actually, The problem was before the upgarde....I am just living withnit right now. burning @ 2x.
     
  6. R.A.G.S

    R.A.G.S Regular member

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    Hi Guys, i'm hoping someone can help. I have a04 dvd writer installed but with win2000 and I dnt have any problems but when I try to install winXp I have few problems. My machine seems to bootup really slowly and start geting problems any body faced with anything similer. I can get it eventually starts but your talking about 2mins start time.
     

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