New Pioneer DVD won't work properly.

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

  1. eszurfer macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2009
    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:

    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

    Nov 30, 2009
  3. Carolus Rex macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2009
    Perhaps it is just faulty? Try it somwhere else and you will know...
  4. eszurfer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2009
    It was a faulty one. I changed it today and all is OK now.

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