The K06 worked fine for about 2 weeks, reading cd’s and dvd’s and burning dvd’s. Apple Disc Burning was fully supported with the K06, and it was a great little drive. It never gets very hot at all, even when burning double sided DVDs. The unit was purchased from Meritline and I thought about contacting them, but they no longer had the unit in stock when I looked online. Great job on the site. If there is a fix for this problem I would love to know, even if it is just fixing reading the CDs. CD laser failures have occurred with other Pioneer drives http:

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Did you try playing just a comml DVD movie? Then insert a music CD.

Despite the age of the media I am using, Verbatim says they should be fine to use until the drive rejects them. The reader that originally reported the 3 failed K06s sent a follow-up: The difficulty of swapping the drive is dependent on the model. The drive stopped writing before I installed Patchburn. Also, I can’t let the drive go to sleep, else it stops responding until i reboot I got a reply to an e-mail to Verbatim.


Upon inquiry, Pioneer customer support sent me an e-mail back saying they will not support the K at all in Macs only in PC’s. We have been in business since and have CD-Rs that are that old and are all still reading perfectly.

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Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! I have the failed drive packaged, but I have not sent it into Pioneer yet. I would be interested if anyone else has had trouble with this Pioneer drive Updated iTunes pkoneer it no longer crashed, but started spitting discs out without reading them, then effectively shutting down trying to reinsert would feel like the entire computer was off.


I was going to replace with another Dvd-w but now I will not. I had just burned a couple DVDs with the K06 and they appear to be fine.

The drive in the first Mac Mini I purchased well over a year ago still performs very well and I can still make error free masters for the pressing plant, but not from the newer one with that Pioneer drive svd-rw it. I spoke with Pioneer again. They can be more thorough about the testing. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Puoneer.


The spindle had a groove worn into the plastic. No matter what i have tried it will not re write any DVD. One day a disc got stuck and wouldn’t eject.

Then the disk was ejected. I have also contacted Verbatim, but I have not heard back from them.

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How many CDRWs have you burned or erased? I remarked that it does me no good because I am using it on a Mac. The assembly’s parts list contains items that were usually available from more than one source a std. Sometimes, it’ll report a dvd-r is only pionewr, but if I eject it, and reinsert it, it reports correctly.

Not knowing about the ongoing K06 problems I asked that they put a Dvr-j06 back in, as that’s what came with it. DVD’s however read and write fine.

You’re sure what’s a software problem? The time now is Jul 28, 7: The Pioneer read two CD’s, then the eject mechanism failed. Verbatim says there is no way a disc can “kill” a drive.