My Yamada 9300’s dvd drive (drl-200) has failed and I have replaced it with an unused Pioneer DVR-112D drive. It seemed to be going well, connected up and played discs without any trouble. The problem is when I try and record to, or transfer material from, the hard drive to disc. The recording does take place, but it is corrupted. It’s difficult to describe exactly but what is recorded on the disc appears for two seconds then for two seconds whatever had been on the disc before appears, and this continues for the duration of the recording (this is on dvd +rw discs).
Now, to me, it seems that there is some slight incompatabilty problem with the existing setup of the Yamada 9300 and the Pioneer DVR-112D. What I’m wondering is what is the best way to overcome this, preferably without wiping my hard drive in the process. I have found a firmware update for the Pioneer drive (Ver 1.24), but I’m worried that applying that would just wreck the whole machine by wiping out the hard-drive bios. But I don’t know, I’m a Newbie guessing.
My other idea, which I don’t like either, is to redo the firmware of the Yamada itself. The problem with that is losing everything on the HDD, but if there is a good chance of it bringing the machine into some sort of unity, then I’ll have to bite the bullet …
Any advice would much appreciated, and sorry for the length of this post :o