DVR-108 drive dying - Pioneer warranty terrible?

Looks like my DVR-108 is dying. I’m having all kinds of problems burning now. I’m using a few different 8x medias that used to burn at 12x. Now I can’t burn at 8x, and at 4x it’s a 50/50 shot of making a coaster.

Pioneer’s site: linky
They say I have to call the dealer or distributor? I bought it at I’m on hold now… What, I’m supposed to pay a local dealer to diagnose it? :Z

WOW… Spoke too soon. Called Newegg, they gave me an RMA quick, and I’m sending it back for a replacement.

Go Egg! :bow:

Did you check your DMA settings?