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dead dvd writer

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by bigtom, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. bigtom

    bigtom Guest

    I was given a Pioneer A05 dvd writer.
    The owner tried to update the firmware but after he re-booted,
    it stopped working.
    No light, tray wont open, bios does not detect it.
    Tried it on primary and secondary ide, and as master/slave.
    Has anyone ever resurrected one of these things?
    Im aware that they're not very expensive but it would be nice to
    put it back into service.
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Will the firmware update software detect it? You could probably find the
    EEPROM on the board and flash it with an external programmer if all else
  3. Art

    Art Guest

    Or order the original EEProm from Pioneer requesting that it be loaded with
    the proper data for your specific device. Include the Model number, serial
    numbe, etc when contacting them.
  4. none

    none Guest

    Try reloading the original firmware, not the latest version.
    It's possible that he fried the eprom when trying to update, however
    replacing it should be the last option. Try reburning it first.
    It's possible it may need to be removed and reburned in an eprom
    burner, something you may be able to get done at a local computer
    repair shop.

    Try going over to the forums at and asking someone there,
    there are some very knowledgeable techs there.
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