I had problems I wrote about in another topic.
Have a new drive now and I am to scared to upgrade the firmware if it should render the drive dead again. However there are a few things I am wondering about.
This is taken from latest firmware 1.50 file.
R9100009.150 is 128kB
R9100109.150 is 1216kB
What I noticed from all other firmwares from th v1.05 to v1.50 is that during the v1.40 firmware the file that is 1216kB was from the start only 1184kB in the v1.17 firmware release where as the other smaller file has been 128kB from the start to this new firmeware.
What I recall the Pioneer 106 never had this smaller file as a firmware update. And could the size change have been the problem when I upgraded the firmware in the first place. I know I did it from within windows and with the 106 I used a bootdisc and had the firmware on another floppy as I don't trust flashing within windows, never have done.
I fear that even if I do it my old way to flash the drive and follow all the instructions by pioneer that the upgrade still will render my drive dead. As the last one. I got a notice back from the testlab where they had the drive since I had warrenty on it. They say it could not read the TOC on anything, this is why is sounded like when you put in a disc that is badly damaged and it keeps trying to read it but never manages to do it.
I have been thinking of selling this drive as it is now, working and getting a NEC instead. Or should I use this as it is now with the old working firmware and burn my dvd-r and wait for the next pioneer to come out or will that drive have lots of problems as this one does.
The 106 was a dream, something like 3 failed burns of over 500 dvd'rs burned so far but im not using it any more since they stopped selling most of the 1-4x rated dvd's