Pioneer DVR-A04: Issues with DVD's

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#1

Hi guys, my trusty DVR-A04 recenty stopped working. When I insert a DVD (pressed, -R, or -RW), the drive spends a long time recognize it. I can hear it repeatingly trying to spin it up. Eventually, the green light (indicates reading) turns off with the disc still spining. When I try to access the drive, I get a media not loaded error (even on normal video DVD’s). If I inserted a -R and try to burn something at this point, I get a power calibration error. But the really weird part is that I can get ATIP information.

Otherwise, CD’s of all types work just fine :confused:
It’s using the offical 1.41 firmware. Looking around the forums, it seems other people experiance similar problems?

Any help or suggestions is appreciated!


#2

Clean the drive, your best chance.


#3

Thanks for the advice, but I tried cleaning the drive already but that didn’t help. :frowning:

I’ve ordered a Lite-on LH-20A1P in the meantime.