New Pioneer DVD won't work properly.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by eszurfer, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. eszurfer macrumors newbie

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    I have a PowerPc Mac G5 running Leopard 10.5.8 and I have been upgrading some parts. I installed the Pioneer DVR-A18L, which is the European version of the DVR-118L that is being sold as Mac compatible everywhere. When checking on System Profiler it is recognized as the Pioneer DVR-118L and the following:

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-118L
    Firmware Revision: 102
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support)
    Profile Path: None
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    So, at the moment the drive reads CD's but it doesn't get to play them; on iTunes it reads the tracks and gets the titles and stays hanging and doesn't get to play them at all. When inserting DVD's it spins for a while until it says that a blank DVD/Media have been inserted.
    Anyone knows why this is happening? Do I need to flash it or fix something? I thought it would work straight away as the DVR-118L.
     
  2. eszurfer thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Carolus Rex macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps it is just faulty? Try it somwhere else and you will know...
     
  4. eszurfer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was a faulty one. I changed it today and all is OK now.
     

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