This is exactly the symptom my 1009 had, and after a call to Pioneer they said “Send it in,” and gave me an RMA number.
It’s not that your cdr caused this to happenâ€”it simply failed right after. After all there is no way to detect that the drive has failed until you try to do something. In my case I wrote two CDs and then the third failed, as did three more CDs. But the drive was able to still read CD just fine. But it would not read DVDs. I didn’t try to burn a dvdr, assuming it would fail.
Pioneer still has the drive, so I have no idea what might have caused it, nor if they’ll even let me know the reason when they send it back.
The bottom line: drives will die. Sometimes, as in my case, when they are only 6 months old. I’ve read of others that failed within a few days of being installed. They are, after all, a highly technical device that is mass produced. At about $50 US, they might be considered a disposable item. Although when it’s your $50, that’s hardly acceptible.