DVD 109 not burning DVD's

Hi, I have just installed a 109 on my in-law’s computer and it will not burn using Nero 6 (verbatim disks). I have searched through these columns for answers and can confirm DMA is enabled (Ultre DMA mode 2 but nowhere to change to 4?), 80 wire cable, firmware V1.58, master. I tried Pioneers Quiet Drive Utility but it says target not found. I also tried their Device Info Utility and it gives the s DVD/CD -ROM (it also says that the slave DVD-ROM is also a DVR-109 which it isn’t). He is running XP SP2. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Greg

I had the same, but i started using Stomp RecordNow MAX and its working fine. Not showing the drive on the list too, tho. :slight_smile:

Well…

Yesterday i was forced to buy DVD-R as there was no + anymore in the store. I started burning yesterday but already one DVD got destroyed because of some error, probably the heating. Today i came back to the process and destroyed another 3. Thank god they’re not very expensive ( TDK 8x DVD-R), but i dont like the situation so i started digging. After reading the whole heating thread and firmware (with quiet mode software) i found out that i got clean DVR-109 which is the problematic one, not evne showing in pioneers quiet program. I decided to crossflash it to A09XL. It worked fine with DVRupdate, i set the drive up to performance mode and now it passed one recording process without problems. Also seems to be detected by Nero.

Correct, the Quietdrive util is only for XL drives.
Maybe you had flashed the drive to 1.58 before and forgot to reboot or uninstall the IDe channels, this could have give you the trouble you described.

bios check!

Also cross flash using the A09XL FW with DVR or similar program!

etp,

he already did. :wink:

Last sentence in his post means: problem solved.

Chef! I need to read slower! LOL

WOW! You have a MIJ 110?

Yup, aiii like it. :wink:

Simply if you got 109 crossflash it to A09XL and it will work perfectly. Despite the heat and stuff.

Btw chef i see you got 110, how is it? Whats the difference?

DVD-RAM burning support, that’s the main difference (we all know).
Burning quality is good. I’m waiting for a new firmware update to be released. :wink:

Whoa, whoa, slow down here. Please take me step by step. I’ve been pulling my hair out over this thing (109 not burning DVDs), and I think you guys have the solution, but I don’t follow.
I flashed the firmware to 158, but maybe I did it out of sequence? What does “crossflash to A09XL” mean? What is DVRupdate? How do you set the drive to perforamce mode?
I really appreciate any help. --Adam

Only change to this post may be to use the curent DVR utility and sub the 150 with 158 in the instructions!
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread...284#post1023284

You have not crossflashed if the quiet drive utility does not show. Check the other threads out!

http://pioneer109.com/phpBB2/

  1. Once I cross flashed it was a perfect drive.

From the Pioneer 109 forum

Download the 109v1.50 firmware from http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/down...109_FW150EU.EXE

Extract the files and delete the Pioneer upgrade (UPGR109.exe). You will be left with 2 files, R9100009.150 & R9100109.150.

Download DVRupdate 0.9 from
http://www.dvd-recordable.org/wwwim...date%20v0.9.zip

Extract DVRupdate 0.9.exe to the same folder as the 2 files above.

Run DVRupdate 0.9 and do the following:

  1. Select your drive from the ‘Device’ drop down box
  2. Select the Kernel file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Kernel’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9100009.150 & R9100109.150 files.
  3. Select the Normal file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Normal’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9100009.150 & R9100109.150 files.
  4. Click ‘Start’
    The operation takes about a minute. Exit DVRupdate.

Reboot.
Download the A09v1.58 firmware from http://flashman.rpc1.com/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/Enhanced_XL/DVRA09_FW158EU.EXE
Extract the files and delete the Pioneer upgrade (UPGA09.exe). You will be left with 2 files, R9143009.158 & R9143109.158

Download DVRupdate 0.9 from
http://flashman.rpc1.org/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/DVRupdate_v0.9.zip

Extract DVRupdate 0.9.exe to the same folder as the 2 files above.

Run DVRupdate 0.9 and do the following:

  1. Select your drive from the ‘Device’ drop down box
  2. Select the Kernel file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Kernel’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9143009.158 & R9143109.158 files.
  3. Select the Normal file by clicking the folder icon to the right of the ‘Normal’ field. The correct file will automatically be selected if you have run DVRupdate from the same folder as the R9143009.158 & R9143109.158 files.
  4. Click ‘Start’
    The operation takes about a minute. Exit DVRupdate.

I rebooted at this point, but it may not be necessary. Some people have reported drive recognition issues that were cured by a reboot.

After the reboot check that your drive is operating in DMA mode UDMA4 READ HERE

Windows will not report any difference in the model of the drive and only detect the new firmware revision but quietdrive will now be enabled

You will now have a DVR-A09 which can have full rip speed enabled by using Pioneer’s quietdrive utility. This can be downloaded at:

http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/download.jsp?dir=/files/support/utility&filename=ADVQUIET_V106.EXE

Before flashing the speed of rip was attached

After flashing the ripping speed passes 12x maximum

After the transformation the burner will be always recognized like DVR 109 but with a speed of rate of transfer superior and the quiet mode activated in reading dvd

Official Pioneer 109 Fact-Sheet:

http://www.pioneer109.com/images/DVR-109%20pdf.pdf.

General:

http://forum.rpc1.org/index.php
Always a good source for FW issues

http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=87
CDFreaks.com - Pioneer forum

http://www.brennmeister.com/forum/viewforum.php?forum=9
German forum for burner FWs

Firmwares:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html
FWs from Pioneer Japan

http://www.pioneer-eur.com/eur/support_software.jsp?category=support/software#fdvdwriter
FWs from Pioneer Europe

http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/
Major Pioneer reseller

http://www1.medion.de/downloads/?op=search&lang=de&type=TEXT&param=Pioneer&imageField.x=0&imageField.y=0
Medion OEM-drives FWs

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2017
Pioneer 109 FWs from rpc1.org

http://flashman.rpc1.org/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/
Nice FW collection by Flash:
109-FWs from ASUS/Buffalo/Enhanced_XL/MEDION/Pioneer
Mirror for Flashs site: http://www.dvd-recordable.org/wwwimgs/media/flash/html/

Non-official 109 Flashing-tool:

http://www.dvd-recordable.org/wwwimgs/media/flash/html/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/DVRupdate%20v0.9.zip
Great Flasher by initial_D:
Ability to “crossflash”/force flash and reawake misflashed driv

http://lasvegas.rpc1.org/DVRFlash_v2.1.zip

I had 1.58 at my 109, then i just took A09XL 1.58 flash files, extracted out of .exe and put them into DVRFlash, which flashed without problems. Since then its A09XL, quiet utility working fine + no more problems.

etp, you are THE MAN! Thank you so much for your detailed help, esp. it being a repeat from previous threads. I’m happy to report my drive now works flawlessly. Again, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time you (and others like you, e.g., chef) dedicate to hleping folks out with thier hardware/software. I wish you all the goodness. --Adam

Chef :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: (he da man) as well as the newbies are a great asset to all of us ! Sometimes a new person is a pro with only a few posts!
Glad to have a success once in a blue moon! LOL :bow: :bow: :bow:
Maybe we can all have a vacation one day and meet for a draught beer or two or three or 4. :iagree: :iagree: :iagree: :iagree:

etp,

I’d like to say “you da man”.
Your previous posts here are a big treasure (of links and info!).

…time to burn some stuff… :wink: