DVR109 won't FLASH

vbimport

#1

Hello,

I just got me a DVR109 form NewEgg! It came with firmware 1.40. I downloaded the 1.50 firmware, went to flash the drive and all I get is an error telling me to eject the disc when there is no disc in the drive. I have burned a few disc, they all came out good. So the drive is working. Any Ideas?


#2

Will it flash successful if you keep the tray open ?


#3

Same thing happened to me! Look for my posts!
I have a Dell 8400 with one IDE channel.

  1. Some MOBOs the 109 must be the master/trust me on this one(UMDA4)
  2. My MOBO/XP/System/drive(who would ever know) would not be fully recognized unless I had a blank disk in it/strange
  3. I had to use DVR update(not easy to say the least and flash this puppy to a A09)
  4. go to this forum for help(cd freaks partner)

http://pioneer109.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=d70e0082e64121163fb016a6d72ab027

  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/download.jsp?dir=/files/support/dvrup&filename=R109_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/wwwimgs/media/flash/html/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/DVRupdate%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.


#4

Many Thanks ETP

I followed your directions and it worked perfect.

Thank you


#5

Just flashed mine again from a 140 to a 150. Can’t see any difference so far! I had to use DVR again. XP and my MOBO will not do an auto flash on the 109. This is the only drive that acts that way.

I have had 4 good flashes today and one hose job. Hope I can get an exchange. But the 109 is fast and good as we speak!


#6

Incorrect.
We are not affliated with that website.


#7

Sorry Wesociety!
They had your site and crdinfo as links!

Wesociety!
Remove that statement from my post if you can!
Thanks!

PS/ The actual post at the site! Sorry!

Pioneer Europe’s DVD writer section
Pioneers own European website.


Information site.

www.cdrinfo.com
Information site.

www.DVD-Recordable.org
Information site.


Shopping site.


#8

hi ETP
Followed your instruction but when i ran DVRupdate 0.9 and went to the Kernal field and clicked on the right if didn’t automatically select the file despite all the files being in the same folder as per your instructions. It does however give me the option of selecting the R9100009.150 file. Is this the correct file and if so should i select it.
Same problem occurs again why selecting the Normal field - again no automatic selection of the file. It offers me R9100109.150. Again, is this the correct file to select.
Sorry to be so detailed but i heard that if you get this process wrong it could render my drive useless!
cheers


#9

Why do you ressurrect an 1 year old thread??

Flash in SAFE MODE!


#10

http://pioneer109.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=146


#11

Download the A09v1.58 firmware from http://flashman.rpc1.com/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-109/Enhanced_XL/DVRA09_FW158EU.EXE
Run the executable but do not attempt to flash at this stage.
Search your C:\ drive for the extracted firmware, 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


#12

http://forums.speedlabs.org/index.php?board=3.0

http://forums.speedlabs.org/index.php?topic=83.0


#13

I think the first one goes in the first block! Let me check!//
yep! the 009 goes first and then the 109//


#14

Thanks ETP, that worked a treat. Thanks for responding to such an old thread.


#15

Enjoy the forum man!


#16

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

Mine is only in udma 2.

What is going on?

Edit
Never mind think it is cause i am using a 40 pin cable instead of the 40 pin 80 conductor


#17

Hi. I used this method above and got an error about “incorrect parameters” and I have to reset my PC.

Doing it via the updater from the site and get a error about normal mode. Am I doing something wrong?


#18

I have a pioneer DVR A09 Driver and use 1clickdvdcopy with AnyDvd when I make a copy on my hard drive the file plays fine in Windvd5 but when I burn to a blank disc it wont copy all the time any ideas.