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pmitch
Jul 21, 2004, 09:43 PM
I am having problems with my Superdrive. I have a new eMAc, 1.25 Ghz, Superdrive Pioneer 107D, with 512 Mb RAM, 80 Gig HD, system 10.3.4. The program I use for burning is Dragon Burn 4, the latest version. I am very happy with this program, but I can't burn at 8X. I have Ritek and PioData disks, both claiming 8X, and the recorder info in Dragon Burn suggest I can burn at 8X, but this option is not available when I try to burn. Similar prob. in Toast and in the OS X Burn command. I have contacted Dragon Burn support, who suggest it is a firmware problem, so I went to this French site:

http://www.macetvideo.com/flashpioneerosx/flashpioneerosx.html

and downloaded the osx flashes there. I run the program and get the following sequence. [Sorry about the length of this]:

Last login: Thu Jul 22 11:04:15 on ttyp1
/Users/peter/Documents/SD\ Downloads/PIONEER\ DVR-107/PIONEER\ DVR-107\ Updater.command; exit
Welcome to Darwin!
Peter-Ms-Computer:~ peter$ /Users/peter/Documents/SD\ Downloads/PIONEER\ DVR-107/PIONEER\ DVR-107\ Updater.command; exit




Kit version 1.2

This will update your PIONEER DVR-107 DVD drive firmware

Please choose the firmware you want for your drive:

0 - Quit without modifying the firmware.

1 - Unofficial 1.13 firmware, region free, 12x Rip + nx4all.
(patched by >NIL:)
2 - Official 1.15 firmware, region locked.

Your choice : 1

Your drive will now be updated.
Please do NOT interrupt this process in any way.

Please ignore any message like this one:
Unlock - Reset (Sense: 05 24 00)
Downgrade activation reported an error.

Press RETURN to continue


DVRFlash v1.3 : Pioneer DVR firmware flasher
Coded by Agent Smith in the year 2003/4 with a little help from >NIL:

DISCLAIMER

THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS 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 -f PIONEER DVD?RW DVR-107 R7100007.113 R7100107.113


Drive Information:
Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D
Firmware Rev. - A707
Firmware Date - 04/02/24
Manufacturer - PIONEER
Drive is in normal mode.

Are you sure you want to flash this drive (y/n)?
y

Switching drive to Kernel mode:
Could not set Kernel mode

Done.
You may now quit this application.
IMPORTANT: It is strongly advised to REBOOT now.
logout
[Process completed]


Q: I presume this is telling me I am unsuccessful. What am I doing wrong? And what revision number will I have when I am successful?

Any advice gratefully received

Peter M

Horrortaxi
Jul 22, 2004, 12:53 AM
Does the drive still work? I suspect you voided your warranty flashing the drive with non-apple firmware so hopefully it works.

But here's a thought--if your Apple computer won't do something it's supposed to, like burn 8x (you're sure the drive is supposed to do this?), why not ask Apple what the problem is?

pmitch
Jul 22, 2004, 02:13 AM
I have now solved this problem, thanks to a very clever chap who has a post here:

http://forum.firmware-flash.com/viewtopic.php?t=27749&sid=ffcf30845b02889b3eccc00da22d0e75

I have run his program: it is a cinch to use,a dn works as advertised, adn it's free!