The Traders' Den  

  The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble
 

Notices

Technobabble Post your general Need for Help questions here.
Lossy or Lossless?
Moderators

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2009-02-26, 03:13 PM
manmachine manmachine is offline
93.79 GB/33.08 GB/0.35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Hi Guy's I hope you can help with the following problem that i have.

I have a problem that has arisen with my G5 Power Mac. About a Year ago my machine stopped burning TDK DVD-R Discs so i changed to Sony branded Discs and things were ok.

All has been well untill yesterday when i tried to read some of the TDK DVD-R discs that were burned with my machine and none of them work.
I have tried Discs from different batches and none are recognized by the drive.

My TDK CD-R80 burned years before all work. Also older Apple DVD-R Discs are also working.

Do You have any ideas?. I am on Mac OSX 10.5.5 with 1.5 GB of SDRAM.

Kind Regards
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #2  
Old 2009-02-26, 03:29 PM
direwolf-pgh's Avatar
direwolf-pgh direwolf-pgh is offline
On the Beach
666.18 GB/1.29 TB/1.99
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: down in the basement
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

you arent alone

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....19453&tstart=0

http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archi...5-t352983.html

try a firmware update - then replace the drive

2
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #3  
Old 2009-02-27, 04:40 AM
manmachine manmachine is offline
93.79 GB/33.08 GB/0.35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

This all happened after i installed OSX 10.5 before everything worked fine.

Strange thing is about this is that the machine will mount TDK DVD-R discs that someone else has burned.

Where can i find firmware updates for this drive as the Pioneer website has only Windows downloads?.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #4  
Old 2009-02-27, 05:46 AM
Karst's Avatar
Karst Karst is offline
Utterly Bastard Groovy
71.16 GB/89.50 GB/1.26
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Belfast
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

The firmware is Mac, but as you have already installed 10.5 these updates probably will have run already, otherwise it wouldn't have run probably. Can you remember how you burned the discs? Seems to me that the drive probably doesn't recognise the structure on the disc.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #5  
Old 2009-02-27, 05:50 AM
manmachine manmachine is offline
93.79 GB/33.08 GB/0.35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

The discs were burned using Toast 6 Titanium and done as DVD-ROM(UDF) files.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #6  
Old 2009-02-27, 07:19 AM
direwolf-pgh's Avatar
direwolf-pgh direwolf-pgh is offline
On the Beach
666.18 GB/1.29 TB/1.99
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: down in the basement
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

if you do a search on Pioneer 106D you get two full pages of people having the exact same issue (spanning years)

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....sageID=592506&


Quote:
The solution at least on my G5:

1. Go to System Preferences
2. Go to CDs & DVDs
3. Change the option for 'When you insert a blank CD' to 'Open Finder'
4. Change the option for "When you insert a blank DVD' to 'Open Finder'
5. Quit.

Bingo, it worked.
another person created a "dummy account" to login with - and all was well.
It seems the drivers with Toast are fighting with the OS

since Macs never have problems Im not going to post any more thoughts - as this is all in our heads

good luck
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #7  
Old 2009-02-27, 08:26 AM
ffooky ffooky is offline
14.55 GB/14.61 GB/1.00
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Sorry if it's an obvious question but have you tried updating to a non-Apple supplied firmware with DVRFlash ?
__________________
Two tracks for a desert island:

Black Keys - I Got Mine
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #8  
Old 2009-02-27, 08:30 AM
manmachine manmachine is offline
93.79 GB/33.08 GB/0.35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

The solution at least on my G5:

1. Go to System Preferences
2. Go to CDs & DVDs
3. Change the option for 'When you insert a blank CD' to 'Open Finder'
4. Change the option for "When you insert a blank DVD' to 'Open Finder'
5. Quit.

Bingo, it worked.

Tried the above still not working.

Sorry if it's an obvious question but have you tried updating to a non-Apple supplied firmware with DVRFlash ?

No i have not tried this option.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #9  
Old 2009-02-27, 08:44 AM
manmachine manmachine is offline
93.79 GB/33.08 GB/0.35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Would resetting the PRAM make a difference?.
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #10  
Old 2009-02-27, 09:25 AM
Karst's Avatar
Karst Karst is offline
Utterly Bastard Groovy
71.16 GB/89.50 GB/1.26
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Belfast
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Never has done anything for me. To be honest I think this is an issue of a faulty disc. The Mac clearly is not reading the infrastructure on it. Have you tried it on a different machine?
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #11  
Old 2009-02-27, 10:23 AM
direwolf-pgh's Avatar
direwolf-pgh direwolf-pgh is offline
On the Beach
666.18 GB/1.29 TB/1.99
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: down in the basement
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

karst, resetting the pram used to almost always root out the wonky issues in the OS.. but those were system 7, 8, 9 days.

read some of the links posted - hundreds of people posting on Apple forums that its a common issue with that model drive. and if you read the comments in the links further - few ever solve it & no one has a 'sure cure'..those who did get it resolved each used different means.

bunk hardware/firmware/OS compatibility sez I. replacing the hardware is a sure cure for $60
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #12  
Old 2009-02-27, 10:30 AM
Karst's Avatar
Karst Karst is offline
Utterly Bastard Groovy
71.16 GB/89.50 GB/1.26
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Belfast
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Ah, OS 9 when things were so...uncomplicated. I read the links, but I think his G5 is more recent model?
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
  #13  
Old 2009-02-27, 10:32 AM
Aimee Wilbury Aimee Wilbury is offline
97.51 GB/219.10 GB/2.25
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Re: Pioneer 106d problems in Mac OSX 10.5.5

Do you have another computer to work with? If so, and if you don't have 5000 discs, you might be able to just re-burn them.

Could you swap the optical drive around and see if another one will read it? (Optical drives are pretty cheap, at least for PCs.)

I'm not familiar with Macs, or I'd help more. Did you change anything other than the OS? Maybe flashing the BIOS? (I don't even know if there is a BIOS in Macs.)
Reply With Quote Reply with Nested Quotes
Reply

The Traders' Den > Where we go to learn ..... > Technobabble

Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Pioneer PDR-609 - any UK owners? - GRC Technobabble 3 2007-08-02 05:20 AM
Any forums for Pioneer SX series audio equipment? - Topcat Technobabble 2 2006-08-11 01:38 AM
Pioneer VSX-56Txi Receiver and 24 bit audio - lablib Technobabble 0 2005-07-06 10:41 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forums


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - , TheTradersDen.org - All Rights Reserved - Hosted at QuickPacket
no new posts