1.05 firmware? Where do I get that?
The reason why I flashed the drive with drvupdate is because it came pre-installed in a Medion PC (That’s a german PC manufacturer). The firmware (or the kernel?!?) that was in it was not the standard Pioneer firmware. I also couldn’t use the normal Pioneer flash util because it doesn’t recognize the drive because of the altered PC manufacturer firmware. The signature showed as MEDION.
When I called Pioneer, they told me that Medion puts their own firmware in it to keep support at Medion’s. The drive is physically the same though. But for some reason I can’t overwrite the firmware.
I tried different stuff: putting the drive in Cable Select, Slave and Master mode on either the Primary and Secondary IDE interface with no other drives connected. Tried the Pioneer DVR-109 1.40 firmware, the A09 1.40 firmware and also the Medion 1.17 firmware that was in there in the first place. I tried it in 3 different PC’s.
I also tried to boot to DOS and start the standard Pioneer flash util. But it stops after it says: Now internal reflashing… with the error FAILED TO MOVE TO NORMAL MODE
With DVRupdate with the same result:
Step 1: Kernel Mode, error with Scsi bla bla error
When I turn on fixed mode it still shows the error in Step 1, but it goes on and loads the firmware, then in Step 5 there’s the error with Scsi error again.
Maybe I should just let it Rust In Peace and buy me a new drive…
I’m not sure if I’d choose the Pioneer then.
BTW, the reason to start with why I flashed the drive is because I couldn’t make a decent burn of any DVD movie. When I played the discs, the audio was breaking up and the screen was all messed up by green blocks and stuff…Yesterday I took a NEC ND3520 and put it in…it worked fine immediately without a fuss…