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Pioneer DVR-104 PROBLEM AFTER UPGRADING TO v1.20 RPC-1

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  1. navarros

    navarros Member

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    Last June I purchased a Pioneer DVDR-104. The unit has been working well until recently. After upgrading my computer to Windows XP and upgrading the firmware to v1.20 RPC-1 to make the drive region free, the unit doesn’t recognize any kind of DVD-RW or silver DVD-R, even the ones recorded with this same recorder. I tried the unit in other computers using different OS with the same result: it only works as a CDRW recorder and a DVD Player (with purchased movies), but it won’t record any DVD and it won’t even recognize most DVD-Rs.

    Any suggestion?
     
  2. LiteOrb

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    hi navarros
    i also have the DVDR-104 and have downloaded last night the 1.20 RPC-1.but have not tried it yet!
    so thank you for posting!
    if it was me
    a)i would try the firmware again (which ofcuz you've tried)
    b)turn off everything running in the background then try.
    c)go back and re-download and try.
    d)try a pioneer firmware
    it may help if you posted what firmware you had before the "upgrade"
    that all i can think of at the mo.i feel for you
    hope this helps-best of luck
     
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    any luck?
     
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    hi.

    where did u guys get the RPC-1 firmware.
    I cant find it anywhere for the A04/104.

    help - thanks
     
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    Hello!!!! The link above.
     
  7. poizen

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    I'm just wondering....is this the same player installed in the VAIO MXS20?

    I ran CDVDINFO and it told me I have a:

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-104
    Firmware Revision 1.30
     
  8. dalboy

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    It sounds the same. My firmware was 1.30 which indicates that it is the OEM 104 drive. If the firmware was 1.20 then I would suggest that it was a retail Pioneer A04 drive.
     
  9. Fire_Opal

    Fire_Opal Guest

    all these upgades sound nice but is there a firmware hack for pioneer 104 so that copyrighted cds can be copyied/riped????
     
  10. slickster

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    The ability to "backup" copyrighted CD is down to the Software (ie Nero, CloneCD etc..) that you use. CloneCD claims to be able to make 1:1 copys of all CD's and there is a database availible with presets to bypass most cd protection systems. Try www.gamecopyworld.com
     
  11. Fire_Opal

    Fire_Opal Guest

    sorry

    what i ment was a firmware hack for pioneer 104 to copy copyrighted DVD movies anyone know of a firmware hack for pioneer 104???
     
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  12. Needakip

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    You dont need a firmware hack to do that...
     
  13. Fire_Opal

    Fire_Opal Guest

    yes well i have copied a already copied dvd befor no problem

    when i tryed to copy "we were soldier" and "panic room" using primo dvd it comes up with an error, i think it said reading error or something?? and the dvd is over 7 gig (maybe something to do with it being miltilayer?)

    i try to rip them it using dvdx
    it works but with no sound
    my bro can rip them no problem with his dvd reader


    i dont think there is any problem with the reading on my dvd writer coz i have copied loads of other things with no problem at all

    i was reading a page that said the Pioneer DVDR-104 has some kind of protection on the firmware to stop people copying copyrighted dvd's

    can someone plz tell me what im doing wronge??

    thanks

    Opal
     
  14. gegeusa

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    I have a Sony VAIO equiped with a DVD-R104 from pioneer, Driver version 5.1.2535.0

    dowloaded
    http://pioneerdvd.firmware-flash.com/a04_131.zip
    and run UPGDVD after restoring and got the message 'reference file is illegal'

    Any idea on how to proceed,
    thanks for help.
     

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