Bought a Pioneer DVR-109 2 month’s ago and it has worked very good until i decided to flash it to some never firmwares.
Although i had some problems with it not burning the discs, the drive burned the lead-in but then just spinned up and stopped, spinned up and stopped for about 15 minutes or until you pressed cancel in DVDDecrypter.
So i decided to try 1.55 firmware and it burned one disk good, then if i try to burn another it won’t burn past 8% and just spinned for a couple of minutes.
After reboot i could burn one disk and the procedure starts over.
So the 1.55 firmware didn’t solve the problÃ¶em so i tried the 1.57 firmware and it fails every time, seems like it freezes or something.
I’ve burnt about 150 discs so far with different dye’s, G05, AN31, INFOSMART31 and they’ve worked very very good.
I am pretty sure that this is not a hardware problem since i’ve used a NEC ND-1300A, NEC ND-2500A and now this Pioneer DVR-109, and yes i use the 80-pin IDE-cable and it’s installed on my Secondary Master with UDMA 4.
Anyone know how to solve this problem? or should i look for a new burner, i assume Plextor make the best burners on the market?