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Pioneer 111D Burner - Dead?

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  1. itzjonny

    itzjonny Regular member

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    Ive been burning backups with a Pioneer 111D Burner, ive had this burner for about 1 year now, but it seems to fail reading discs or not finding any disc, does this assume my burner is dead now; possibly a bad laser or somthing, can i replace the laser myself or somthing.

    I dont want to invest into buying another Pioneer 111D Burner, but would the Pioneer 112D Burner work fine or others?

    Thanks.
     
  2. schweet

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    Might need to upgrade your firmware.

    I have the Pioneer 112d and it works fantastic, supposed to be the best burner to date.
     
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    I dont think it has to do anything with the firmware.

    Like for example - I put in a game disc or a movie - It wont read the disc, either it says disc not found or not reading.
     
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    the laser is probably dirty. i'd say try one of those laser cleaner discs.

    It's more cost effective to just buy another drive than to replace laser. 111d is $30 shipped these days.

    antoher thing i remebered: if you don't want to buy a cleaner disc, you can oopen up the drive untill you see the lens, then blow really hard on it and wipe it with a lens paper. i have revived 3 or 4 drives and cd players this way.
     
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    itzjonny Regular member

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    I'll have a look into this when I get home, im at work at the moment.
     
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    Pioneer 112D, you wont go wrong. $40 on ebay.
     
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    my pioneer 108 used to do this,opened here up like burningas said before
    (its not difficult),used an ear bud to clean her lense up,and was good as new

    I have just bought a pionner 112,which is the same as the 112d,but has more features i think (dvd-ram)..works perfectly
    and only £20 from svp
     
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    it also doesn't have to be a pioneer, LG drives work great as well.
     
  9. itzjonny

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    I just got home; I bought some can of compressed air so i can try cleaning the dvd rom drive; but im gonna take it apart and clean it.

    Hopefully itll do the trick; but I do not have a lense laser cleaner. what could you recommend to clean the laser, green alochol with qtip or somthing..

    thanks again.
     
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    yes,a q-tip
     
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    Just did it, no success.

    Maybe i should try updating the firmware for it?

    Im using a Pioneer 111D, im not sure what firmware it has now.

    could u provide me a website where i could get it done
     
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    I just discovered, its my burner not operating right, so i went ahead and ordered the pioneer 112D burner.
     

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