I have a Pioneer BDR-207DBK optical drive. After a recent firmware update (perhaps even before that) it doesn’t read/write bluray disks anymore (no matter BD25, BD50 or BD-RE). Is there anything to fix this yet?
Does the drive work to read and burn DVD’s and CD’s? If so, then you may have a partial failure in the drive, and the Blu-ray laser may not be functioning properly.
It does read and write CDs/DVDs. It used to write BDs.
Blu-ray laser may not be functioning properly
What can be the cause of these cases?
Anything I might say as to the cause of the failure would be pure speculation on my part. In other words, I don’t know. Especially not from long distance efforts to diagnose the problem.
Partial failures of optical drives are not really rare. We see them fairly often. Your drive uses a different laser for reading and burning Blu-ray, so this one component may have simply gone bad.
If you think the firmware update had something to do with the failure, you can try reflashing the drive.
If you think the firmware update had something to do with the failure, you can try reflashing the drive.[/QUOTE]
It says in the firmware’s instructions - “Once updated to version 1.35, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions.”
I thought a reflashing might help, but it says ''the firmware installed is the latest" in both cases - when I try to install the previous and the latest versions. Do you know if one can force a reflash?
[QUOTE=Med1aN1ck;2732282]Do you know if one can force a reflash?[/QUOTE]
One can. But as long as you are unable to use a simple search engine you’ll never know…the truth.
[QUOTE=chef;2732332]One can. But as long as you are unable to use a simple search engine you’ll never know…the truth.[/QUOTE]
How rude, chef !
I’ve read in this thread that upgrading to v.1.30 caused certain malfunctions, but I wasn’t able to find out whether a software to force a reflash on BDR-207DBK exists.
If you know whether is still possible to downgrade the Pioneer drive to previous versions or it is definitely impossible and my BD-burning capabilities are gone for good, please tell so - it would be much appreciated.
I think you may be SOL on reflashing this drive. I’m not an expert on this, so maybe someone else has some insight, but I haven’t found anything helpful for you.
I also have not found any clues as to whether that is possible. I’ll try to find help elsewhere.