Aopen DVD 1640 Pro-A (Slot Drive)

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#1

Hi, my aopen drive has stopped reading music cd’s gradually over several months. I have read the stickeys and searched but no help. I know it’s based on pioneer 105s or 106s but I don’t know which one. I wanted to try a pioneer firmware but don’t know which one. I has 512k buffer and firware ver. 1.24 from aopen. I tried reflashing the firmware and it said:
Pioneer Firmware for G3-G5
Hex =Hitachi H8_3062A
The retail box says DVD 1640 Pro, but the sticker on the drive says DVD 1640 Pro-A.
1: Can someone help me identify the drive and what firmware to try?
2: Tell me if you think the drive is shot and move on!

P.S. Aopen won’t return my e-mails, and the drive reads dvd and data cd’s just fine. Windows explorer sees an audio cd, but every program I use to play it says the drive is empty or it’s an unsupported format.

Thanks


#2

Nero Info tool can help you identify this.
Try updating firmware and then we will see if the drive is shot.


#3

1.24 is aopens newest. Nero says aopen 1640 pro with 256kb buffer. Pioneer site says 106s model has 256kb. I don’t know whether to use pioneer firm. for 105s or 106s model


#4

It may be rebadged or an A-Open using a Pioneer chipset, which would also be the first I heard of this. Sounds like you should stick to A-Open firmware though.

Check this link:
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=1&manufactor=4


#5

Thanks for the link, it looks like it is based on the pioneer 106s, and I have the newest FW. So I’m back to figuring out what is wrong with it. I am saving for a dvd burner anyway, my Plex is beige and I have a black case now. I had painted the aopen(no, the problem was there before I painted it!) The slot load was nice to pop in a cd to listen to, but it still plays movies and games. Recomend a dvd burner? The more I read the forums, the harder it is to decide!