Hello there. I am new here, so be kind -
I have Sony VAIO VGC-RB44G PC with Pioneer DVR-109 installed. There is version 1.58 firmware from Pioneer website. So I downloaded and try to update it.
But It failed to update. Then I tried DVRFlash ver 2.2 to update.
I got following messages;
dvrflash -vf D: R9100009.158 R9100109.158
Reading firmware ‘R9100009.158’…
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.58 )
Reading firmware ‘R9100109.158’…
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.58 )
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109
Firmware Rev : 1.00
Firmware Date : 05/05/20
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.
Additional Drive Information:
Serial Number : EEDC026XXXXX
Interface type : ATA
DVR generation : 0009
Kernel type : SONY
Normal type : SONY
Kernel version : 0003
Status : RPC-2 (region locked) Region : 1 Changes : 4 region changes remaining 4 vendor resets remaining state is 'Region set'
Firmwares and Drive type mismatch
Continue because force option was specified
Are you sure you want to flash this drive (y/n)?
It seem Kernel type and Normal type is “SONY”. That is why I got mismatch error.
So, I stopped operation.
My question is:
If I flash it with Pioneer firmware, what will happen? Will I damage my DVR-109? or Is it OK to flash it?
Any suggestion will be appreciated.