My friend has a mac with a dead burner ... and prefers to get it replaced with an apple supported burner without needing to modify his OSX or bother with paying a premium for apple support.
I saw on TDB's website that he has the AB04, AB09 apple supported firmwares, but when I tried to load them onto my DVR-111D - they have the error that the "Upload and Burn Failed" and the drive LED stays on permanently. However, flashing back to a 111D firmware revives it - and so I think this means a Kernel issue. I do notice that the drive appears as a 111 with firmware 0000 when the apple firmware burn fails. I tried loading the DVR-111 with Kernel onto the drive and then load the AB04 or AB09, no success. I tried DVR-111D with kernel [1.06] before loading AB04/09 and no success.
Is there ANY combination that would produce success, or is there an Apple Kernel available somewhere to convert a 111D into apple supported. Alternatively, is it possible to just "alter" the firmware drive ID string to match the apple supported drives ID to try and fool OSX? If so, can you please try it, and e-mail something to me at email@example.com removing .nospam ....