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Pioneer DVR-K05 Superdrive problems

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Pioneer DVR-K05 Superdrive problems Reply with quote

Installed a brand new Pioneer DVR-K05 8X Dual Layer Slim DVD±RW Drive into my mac mini last night. Physical installation went well but I am unable to get the drive to recognize ANY DVD disk either blank, +R, -R, DL, store bought movie, etc. The drive only recognizes CDR media at the moment. I checked the profiler and it says it supports all dvd types other than ram and something about burning unsupported.

I've seen a few bits of into about needing to download a small utility but not sure if that will fix the disc reading problem.

I'm mac newb so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks alot!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Download PatchBurn and see if that helps. I would say its defective because its odd that it would only support half of what it should. It's probably a cracked lens on the DVD lens or however the special DVD part works is broken.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susurrus wrote:
Download PatchBurn and see if that helps. I would say its defective because its odd that it would only support half of what it should. It's probably a cracked lens on the DVD lens or however the special DVD part works is broken.

yeah, I was starting to lean towards it being defective. I did install patchburn with no luck. Looks like I'll be sending it back!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would return it. Who did you get the drive from?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would return it. Who did you get the drive from?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's definitely a defective drive. My K05 recognized all media formats without any problem even before Patchburn.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poisonfist wrote:
That's definitely a defective drive. My K05 recognized all media formats without any problem even before Patchburn.


That's good to hear, just wanted to make sure I exhausted all possibilities before returning the drive. Looking forward to a replacement.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just installed a DVR-K05 today for my friend's mini and it worked with all formats right away. Toast 6 Platnium was a bit slow on burning, but I don't think my friend had configured the options correctly.

Can't wait till I get one. I've got a few things I need to do.

Of course, the DVD drive is just one of a few things I want.

- bigger internal hard drive
- AP/BT
- 1gb of RAM (would prefer to have 2gb, but there are no non-ECC DIMMs certified for Apple just yet)

Anyway, let us know when you get the drive replaced.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyway, let us know when you get the drive replaced.


Got a new drive installed earlier this week and it worked like a charm. Glad it was just defective hardware. Burned DVD+R and -R with no problems thus far. Thanks for the input guys!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of burn speeds are you getting from the drive?
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