Pioneer DVR- K15

Hi I wondered if anybody had come across this fault I have a pioneer DVR-K15
in my sony vaio laptop all seemed fine until I try burning at 8x speed then I notice irregular patches in the media causing disc errors.
At first I thought it was just bad media so I tried different makes but alas same error!!
If I reburn same image at 4x no errors so I can only put the cause down to
the drive???
any suggestions welcome thanks in advance :confused:

What exact media??

Update to FW 8.11 would be better, if you driver is external , it need extra power supply

media used verbatim and ritek but as stated when reduce speed to 4x discs burn fine.
drive is internal as inside my laptop?

dont seem to be able to flash drive keeps saying available target not found?
no luck using DVR FLASH I so hate DOS programs they all assume you are computer programmers :frowning:
have got the 8.11 firmware but think it would be easier to swim the pacific ocean!!! :sad:

The DVRFlash readme instructs with all info necessary.
DOS is really simple, start with HELP [enter].

it wont install 8.11 firmware?
is there any other flasher that will???
or can I not flash this drive? :sad:

Did you even try it??

Hello everyone. I am have a vaio with a internal k15. I have been trying to update the f/w, but cant downloaded the pioneer and that didnt work. I did the dvrflash and here are the results from it. I contacted sony and they where no help. Please help help me. This burner is being picky. I use TDK 16x media and it is reading at 4x while hp media (which is also 16x) is reading at 8x. TDK is the better media why is it reading at a different speed?? I thought a f/w update will help.
Thanks

C:\DVRK15>dvrflash -vf E: s5100064.111 s5100164.111

DVRFlash v2.1.1 : Pioneer DVR firmware flasher
by Agent Smith, et al., July 2005

                   DISCLAIMER

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED β€œAS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE ABILITY OF THIS PROGRAM TO FLASH A
PIONEER OR COMPATIBLE DVR DRIVE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ENDORSED BY PIONEER CORPORATION OR ANY
COMPANY RESELLING PIONEER EQUIPMENT AS THEIR OWN BRAND

IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM AND
DISCHARGE BOTH THE AUTHOR AND PIONEER CORPORATION FROM ANY
DAMAGE OCCURING AS THE RESULT OF ITS USE, PLEASE INDICATE SO
BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Do you understand and agree to the statement above (y/n)?
y

Commandline:
dvrflash -vf E: s5100064.111 s5100164.111

Reading firmware β€˜s5100064.111’…
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 1.11 )
Reading firmware β€˜s5100164.111’…
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 1.11 )

Drive Information:
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15
Firmware Rev : 1.00
Firmware Date : 05/05/17
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Additional Drive Information:
Serial Number : EEDL130746WL
Interface type : ATA
DVR generation : 0064
Kernel type : SONYDT
Normal type : SONYDT
Kernel version : 0004

    Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
    Region : 1
   Changes : 4 region changes remaining
             4 vendor resets remaining
             state is 'Region set'

The PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 is not supported by this utility - Aborting

C:\DVRK15>dvrflash -vf E: s5154064.811 s5154164.811

DVRFlash v2.1.1 : Pioneer DVR firmware flasher
by Agent Smith, et al., July 2005

                   DISCLAIMER

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED β€œAS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE ABILITY OF THIS PROGRAM TO FLASH A
PIONEER OR COMPATIBLE DVR DRIVE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ENDORSED BY PIONEER CORPORATION OR ANY
COMPANY RESELLING PIONEER EQUIPMENT AS THEIR OWN BRAND

IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM AND
DISCHARGE BOTH THE AUTHOR AND PIONEER CORPORATION FROM ANY
DAMAGE OCCURING AS THE RESULT OF ITS USE, PLEASE INDICATE SO
BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Do you understand and agree to the statement above (y/n)?
y

Commandline:
dvrflash -vf E: s5154064.811 s5154164.811

Reading firmware β€˜s5154064.811’…
firmware is of Kernel type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 8.11 )
Reading firmware β€˜s5154164.811’…
firmware is of Normal type (PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 8.11 )

Drive Information:
Description : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15
Firmware Rev : 1.00
Firmware Date : 05/05/17
Manufacturer : PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Additional Drive Information:
Serial Number : EEDL130746WL
Interface type : ATA
DVR generation : 0064
Kernel type : SONYDT
Normal type : SONYDT
Kernel version : 0004

    Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
    Region : 1
   Changes : 4 region changes remaining
             4 vendor resets remaining
             state is 'Region set'

The PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K15 is not supported by this utility - Aborting

C:\DVRK15>

DVRFlash 2.2 is latest.