Need firmware fo DVR-S18Mbk

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#1

Hi:

I am new to this forum and I need a little help.
I’ve looked though alot of the forums and I couldn’t find anything on DVR-S18MBK. I could find info on DVR-S18L though, not sure what the difference is. That is where My problem starts, I was having a problem with writer dropping a lot of DL disks so wanted to see if there was an update for it. I found “DVRS18_FW1.02_100122” but after I updated writer is worse off. Now it can’t read or write any disks, so I figure I used wrong firmware. Can anyone help me find the right firmware?

Thanks
Steve


#2

The Pioneer drive you have is NOT a true Pioneer (with NEC chipset) drive, it is in fact a rebadged QSI (Mediatek chipset) drive. There have been numerous issues here with this drive and Dual Layer media.

I don’t think you have used the incorrect firmware, the BK in the name denotes the colour (black), I’m not sure what the M denotes. Was this a retail boxed drive or just a bare drive in a bag?

Can you reflash with the older 1.02 from firmware HQ?

http://www.firmwarehq.com/Pioneer/DVR-218L/files.html


#3

Thanks for the reply jubjubbird.

Yes I’ve learned alot about the pioneer that I bought since I started coming to this site.

Yes the the writer came in a retail box, on the Pioneer web site it was listed seperately from the DVR-218L.

I tried to flash with the older firmware, but it says that it don’t match my drive.

I could be wrong but I think I’m going to need my origianl firmware, but I don’t know where to find it.

Do you or anyone else know where I can find out for sure if that is the correct firmware?

Thanks again for the help!!


#4

The S18M and S18L are the same drives, just different regional marketing, but both are the same as DVR-218L. Typically, official firmware flasher doesn’t allow flashing back to older firmware, so you may be stuck with 1.02.


#5

So then I must be doing something wrong.
When flasher finishs it reports flash was sucsessful, but the drive won’t work. It tries to read a disk, but it can’t or won’t.