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Superdrive Firmware Update?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pmitch, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

    #2
    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?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3

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