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Old Oct 24, 2002, 11:26 AM
AnTrax AnTrax is offline
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[i]Originally posted by Attreu [/i]
[B]Can anyone confirm the update removes the region lock from a 104? [/B]
Check *********** to find all updates on pioneer104 ....
also ***********

Old Oct 31, 2002, 04:55 AM
paulos paulos is offline
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The update to 1.32 has not unlocked my pioneer 104 drive to region free
Old Oct 31, 2002, 11:39 AM
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Sorry if Ive caused any confusion it locks the region to its current setting not unlocks it.

P.S thats what Ive heard anyway.
Old Nov 02, 2002, 10:31 PM
timoros timoros is offline
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the *********** url doesn't work for me..
Old Nov 03, 2002, 01:17 AM
celtic_druid celtic_druid is offline
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Probably because it's old news. Don't think that I ever read it, but I'm sure it would have said something along the lines of:

A03/103 and A04/104 burners had a bug where if you inserted any highspeed media (4X DVD-R or 2X DVD-RW) the drive didn't know what to do, it would freeze and the laser pickups, etc. would eventually burn out. Not clear whether they would actually catch fire, either way it is NOT a good thing.

The new firmware updates stop the drive from freezing, however they don't let you burn highspeed media at full speed.

Unless you use some highspeed media, then you have nothing to worry about with older firmware versions.
Old Nov 05, 2002, 10:09 AM
handyguy handyguy is offline
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Default has info on it. They said it happens with about every third time you put a high speed disk in. Only blank disks. Plus, Sony gives you a new drive if something happens to it from these disks ( to the a03/04 in your Vaio....)

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