Pioneer 111 not reading or burningDVD

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#1

I’ve installed a Pioneer 111 into my existing PC. The pc originally came with a generic dvd+r, that I replaced with an existing Pioneer 105.

The 105 gave up the ghost for burning (or so I thought) and I replaced this with the 111. When I now try to insert a DVD (doesn’t matter whether it is production or burned it will not recognise it.

It will only recognise cd’s. The original 105 has subsequently been put into a spare pc and work fine. Any suggestions as to what the problem could be. I have had to restore the pc previously using the rescue disks, but I wouldn’t imagine that this should affect things (or what it could affect).

Help???


#2

@ madball1987,

Welcome to the Forum.

For the Pioneer DVR-111 to function correctly requires the use of an Ultra DMA (80-Conductor) IDE/ATA Cable. Suggest insuring that you have your Pioneer DVR-111 installed correctly using an Ultra DMA (80-Conductor) IDE/ATA Cable.

The below Web Link explains the difference between a Standard (40-Conductor) IDE/ATA Cable and an Ultra DMA (80-Conductor) IDE/ATA Cable ->

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html

Best Regards,
bjkg


#3

Thanks for the welcome.

Unfortunately I am already using a Ultra DMA cable. I read somewhere else about removing the IDE channel from the device manager and letting the system find it again on re-boot… thoughts?


#4

That’s always worth a try.

Also not all motherboards detect new devices properly so you might have to go into the BIOS & Detect hard drives or some such similar phrase. My old Gigabyte needs this done.


#5

Yep, definitely check out the BIOS settings.
Some older mobos even dont allow UDMA4 for optical drives.