Bought a superdrive, firmware update?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by tonywalker23, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. tonywalker23 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2003
    i bought a superdrive off ebay. it is a pioneer 109. in system profiler it says the drive is 1.4 on the pioneer site the firmware for windows is 1.55 but nothing for mac. can anyone check what firmware their superdrive has and post it here?
    tony walker
  2. icarusflies macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2005
    Apple firmware can't be done. Sorry ;-)

    But - and this will make your year! - there is a crack.

    Simply go to and download either the tiger or panther patch.

    Just saved my company over £3000 buying oem Pioneer drives instead of Superdrives. Nice bonus ;-) :)
  3. ScottN macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2004
    London, England
    That is fantastic! I've had a redundant Sony DVD writer left over from when I made the switch and, thanks to this information, I've just burnt my first DVD from my little iBook!

    I can't thank you enough - fantastic!

  4. Peyote macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2002
    For additional information on Superdrive compatability, is a great tool for matching up superdrive models with mac models and finding out what's needed to get the two to work together.
  5. gjugger macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2005
    Firmware for Pioneer DVR-109.

    I installed the Patchburn for panther, but I can not read DVD's. I get the message that the format is not supported I am trying to open "Video_TS.BUp, IFO, and VOB". I just installed DVD Player 3.1.1 and that didn't help. Sure would appreciate some advice as to how I can read DVD's.
  6. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    can i install patchburn to run along side my apple superdrive as well as a external one ?

    also will it mess with my original drives firmware or cause any problems
    with it ?


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