Hmmm…this is a little more complicated than you’d told me.
First, DVRTool 1.02 threw an error when just trying to dump the kernel. The error said the drive doesn’t support dumping firmware.
Then, when I tried to update the kernel and firmware, I noticed that the .exe you suggested unpacks with two almost indentical filenames.
Which file is the kernel? I assume it’s the smaller one?
When I tried to flash the smaller one, I got this:
Firmware flashing utility for Pioneer DVR/BDR drives
build date: Jan 1 2016 / 17:04:11
Model Name : PIONEER DVDRW DVR-K15
Firmware Rev : 1.11
Extra Info : 05/04/18 PIONEER
Additional Drive Information:
Hardware Rev : ATA 0064
Kernel Type : HP
Firmware Type : HP
Kernel Version : 0004
Drive is in normal mode.
File #1: Hardware or kernel type mismatch.
What next? Did I use the wrong file? Should I try to flash with the larger file? Which one is the kernel? I assume I have to flash the kernel file first?
For future, it would be nice if there were a full HOWTO for this.
That being said, I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. I’m very very thankful for your help.