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dvr 212d having big problems please help

Postby jayrodathome on Sat May 05, 2007 5:12 pm

I just bought a pioneer 212d BK i have windows vista basic and it shows my drive in my computer and i can click eject on the drop down window and it opens the drive. but it will not read any disc i put in there (blank, dvd game, dvd movie, cd, music cd etc..) I don't knwo if anyone else has had this problem or do you think it is a defective device? any help would be great i'd love to start burning soon and don't know what direction to go in. my email is removedbymod@gmail.com and my username on AIM is jayrodatbeach. thank you
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Postby SithTracy on Sat May 05, 2007 9:16 pm

I think it is a defective drive. Also, use the forum... don't ask to be e-mailed for a solution... posting your e-mail in a public forum is like asking to be spammed. You might want to edit that out.
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Postby Ian on Sat May 05, 2007 9:29 pm

This seems to be a common trend with the 212.
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Postby SithTracy on Sat May 05, 2007 10:04 pm

Overall, I am very happy with my replaced DVR-212D, and since this is my first time trying a Pioneer burner, I am not at all impressed with their QC and will look at something else before I purchase my next drive. When May's burner poll comes up this month, my vote is going back to an LG drive.
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Postby jayrodathome on Sun May 06, 2007 12:34 am

so i guess i should just return it and buy a new drive. any suggestions? i read a bunch of forums ( http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=23258 ) before i bought this and they said it was a great dvd drive. i'm looking for good read performance but still have the ability to write fast. but mainly the read speed is what i'm lookin for. any suggestions would be great. i'm sending this back to the person i bought it from through ebay. they said it was new and i looked at the screw holes and they had never had screws through them so it must have been a defect. you all seem to know a lot about dvd drives let me know which one i should buy, it would be great!
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oh and thanks moderator for dumpin my email. i clearly wans't thinkin.
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun May 06, 2007 12:59 am

Can you try it with Windows XP or Kubuntu?

Why do you not think that it might be a Vista issue?
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Postby jayrodathome on Sun May 06, 2007 7:26 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Can you try it with Windows XP or Kubuntu?

Why do you not think that it might be a Vista issue?



i'm not sure what the issue is all i know is that it doesn't work. i was just thinking that it could be one of many problems but what it comes down to is that it just doesnt' work. i've tried upgrading the firmware but i tcan't find the drive and i've tried reinstalling it with different drivers. pretty much eveything. so i 'm just gonna get a new one. any suggestions would be great you all know much more about this then i do so let me know what i should get i'm gonna get around a 80 dollar credit on this return. thanks also what is
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Postby SithTracy on Sun May 06, 2007 9:46 pm

jayrodathome wrote:what is kubuntu
Kubuntu is a Linux distro.

The Pioneer is a good drive if you can get a working one... but I see that LG has a SATA drive now, the GSA-H62L, available at Best Buy. I am pretty fond of LG drives... might be worth the exchange.
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Problem with pioneer 212

Postby margrave on Mon May 07, 2007 5:40 am

I had a similar problem with my 212 in Vista until I set the dvd region for the drive in device manager. Autoplay didn't work, Nero couldn't detect a disc in the drive, etc. Since I set the region it works fine.

Try that before you return the drive as defective...
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Re: Problem with pioneer 212

Postby jayrodathome on Mon May 07, 2007 2:07 pm

margrave wrote:I had a similar problem with my 212 in Vista until I set the dvd region for the drive in device manager. Autoplay didn't work, Nero couldn't detect a disc in the drive, etc. Since I set the region it works fine.

Try that before you return the drive as defective...


yeah i tried that set it for region 1 and it still hasn't worked. The computer appears to see the drive and all the info about it but still doesn't read any discs whatsoever. thanks for the info though appreciate it.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon May 07, 2007 2:12 pm

So you have another system you could test the drive in? That could eliminate or confirm a system specific issue...
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