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Only that you are toasting discs you cannot use again
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heh, all this is started to get really complicated, I thought burning was suppose to be easy :tazz:

Maybe I should just buy another DVD RW?
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Not just yet
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This is really starting to annoy me :-( I don't have a clue why it isn't burning, it's definitly connected, arggghhh!
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How did the firmware go
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I havn't really got a clue about firmware, I used that program you told me to, right clicked, and it gave me a firmware downloaded page at the Pioneer website, there was only one 108 downloaded, I used that, i launched it, and it say could not locate destination, or something along those lines, then hsut itself down.

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I will try and find someone who has the same drive, so leave it for a while, I will get back to you

If you replace the drive now, the new one could do the same if it is a system setting
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K cool, thanks for that, and I really appreciate the help.

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Is this the file you used

http://www.pioneerel...R108_FW120B.exe

OR

http://www.pioneerel...08xXL_FW118.exe

Can you run this and see what it says

http://www.pioneerel...9DeviceInfo.exe
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Sorry about the late reply, I havn't been well and had an early night. I've just tried both of the top links, and both saying "Available Target Not Found", I've then installed the third link, and this is what it said:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

C: Device Type: Hard Drive
Vendor ID: ST380012
Product ID: A
Product Rev: 9.11
Vendor Info:

D: Device Type: DVD/CD-Rom
Vendor ID: PIONEER
Product ID: DVD RW DVR-108
Product Rev: 1.18
Vendor Info: 04/11/25 PIONEER

E: Device Type: Hard Drive
Vendor ID: Generic
Product ID: CF Card CF
Product Rev: 1.4B
Vendor Info: ICSI ©CopyRight20

F: Device Type: Hard Drive
Vendor ID: Generic
Product ID: MS Card MS
Product Rev: 1.4B
Vendor Info: ICSI ©CopyRight20

G: Device Type: Hard Drive
Vendor ID: Generic
Product ID: SD Card MMC/SD
Product Rev: 1.4B
Vendor Info: ICSI ©CopyRight20

H: Device Type: Hard Drive
Vendor ID: Generic
Product ID: SM/XD Card SM
Product Rev: 1.4B
Vendor Info: ICSI ©CopyRight20
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Does it have a read me file if you right click it and click explore?

You need the 120 version as you have 1.18

Important notice
Unless otherwise specified, the following files can be used to update or restore to an earlier version of the firmware for the Pioneer DVD-ROM drives listed. Be sure to check the current firmware of the drive before executing an upload. View the readme.txt file within the download .zip for instructions and any revision history applicable.

Follow the Readme.txt file instructions explicitly to prepare and execute the upgrade. All upgrades must be executed with the system in true DOS mode. (NOT from within a DOS Window).


It is recommended to boot the system into DOS mode via a Windows start-up floppy disk.

Only upgrade the firmware of your DVD-ROM drive if you are experiencing problems that you believe the firmware upgrade may remedy. Performing an upgrade will not change or alter the target drives current region status unless otherwise stated. No upgrades will restore a DVD-ROM drive to RPC-1 (Region Free) if it is currently set to RPC-2. Damage or change to a drives functionality following a firmware upgrade may not be covered by the original warranty.

Make sure to only upgrade using the correct version for the target drive model.

UPLOADING AN INCORRECT VERSION OF FIRMWARE CAN NOT BE REVERSED AND WILL LIKELY RENDER THE DRIVE PERMANENTLY INOPERATIVE.
Double check the firmware version and your DVD-ROM drive model before proceeding. If you are in any doubt do not perform the firmware upgrade.
Never start an upgrade if there is any chance of a power failure occurring during the upgrade process.
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No explore, just launches as soon as I install, and then says It can't be found.

Can't find any readme.

Cheers

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Their site isn't the most helpful I have seen, could you contact the customer service on the site which covers your region, to ask them how / where to get the read me file.

The good news is there is a firmware update

Another option is to remove and then re-install the writing software, and / or try a different one

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http://www.snapfiles...cdburnerxp.html

If that does the same then leave burning until Pioneer get back to you
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Thanks alot for your time and help mate, very much appreciated, i'll pass on good words.

Jim
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