Sorry for the newbieness here. I'm really embarrassed that I can't figure this out. Bought the A09SL burner yesterday and couldn't get it to work and I'm on the second one so I'm guessing it's something on my end. Set this new drive to master, my old NEC to slave, plugged it all in and turned on the computer. I'm running Win XP. Anyway, the system recognized it and it does show up under Nero, Win DVD, etc. However, it's running very slow, and can only play CDA music files. It can view file folders on most DVDs, but cannot open or play them. Doesn't read a CD-RW at all. Can see the file folders and mp3s on a CD-R but that's it.
I tried to update the firmware from 1.17 to any of the newer ones, but get a message that "The firmware of target drive is not correct F/W. Thes firmware is not supported by this program."
I've also tried taking out the slave drive entirely, switching the power, ide, and audio cables to see if that was the problem. Also tried taking off the Windows CD recording off/on, etc. "DMA if available" is also turned on.
The only thing that seems off is that when I do look at the properties/hardware, it lists the drive as a "PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109". One of the other threads mentioned that the A09XL is just a fancier version than the 109, but should it say that it's an A09?
Any help would be appreciated.