Pioneer DVR-K05 compatible with Toshiba notebook?

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#1

Hi, I have a Toshiba m115-s3094 with a :Z matSH1Ta UJ-841s :Z dvd-ram drive which is region locked and from what I can find online there is NO WAY to change this for this drive (no firmware exists…)

So I am looking at replacing this drive, and the best drive I have found (I think anyway) is a Pioneer DVR-K05… It is slot-loading which is nice but not necessary.

I am curious about the following: I have read that many slim-line dvd drives do not have any hardware way to choose master or slave and that this causes compatibility issues with certain laptops… I also read that some slim dvds have dip-switches to change master-slave… Can anyone tell me more about this issue? I am sick of the matcrapo drive and want to change it out!

Also, if you have any other suggestions as to drives, please let me know. Mine is 12.7mm, btw

thanks!


#2

Regarding the region locked, you may try AnyDVD to unlock it.


#3

Thank you Castros, but unfortunately it doesn’t work with my drive. In fact, nothing seems to work with it. Dont know for sure, but I think it is all MatSHITa drives. Tried AnyDVD and DVD region + CSS free. I recently found out about DVD43 (some people reported that it worked for their Mat drives), but unfortunately this also does not work for me. So I am looking to replace this with something more useful.
Any help/suggestion is much appreciated.
cheers!


#4

Nope, will not work aswell as any other software solution.