[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-112D / DVR-1810. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have a Pioneer DVR-112D dual layer DVD burner which I have had for some time. I use it regularly, mostly for burning DVD's. I use Nero when I burn. Of late I have had problems with the CD burning function. It will read a CD, but won't burn onto a CD. I have tried using Nero and Windows CD writer with similar error messages. In Nero I get "Internal Target Error" or another error message. I have tried using Sony and Imation Cd's with no success. I am trying to burn music files. As I mentioned I have had no dramas with burning DVD's. The drive is set to DMA mode.
There are two lasers in the drive. One for reading and burning dvds, one for reading and burning cds. It sounds like the cd laser is in mid process of dying, though it may just be dirty.
Cleaning the lens with a soft cloth or cotton swab might help.