I've tried a dozen approaches to flash or crossflash a DVR-216D without any luck.
dvrflash finds the drive:
Device : D:
Vendor : PIONEER
Model : DVD-RW DVR-216D
Revision : 1.07
Status : RPC-2 (region locked)
Region : none
Changes : 5 region changes remaining
4 vendor resets remaining
state is 'Region not set'
But I cannot flash it no matter what I try; for example:
DVRFlash.exe -f d: S0015001.109
'S0015001.109': Invalid Pioneer firmware
Likewise, Pioneer's own flash tool reports: "Available target is not found"
I've tried in Vista (in ACHI mode) & XP (in IDE mode). I've tried booting Windows in safe mode, and confirmed nothing like Daemontools was installed. I've tried on three different SATA controllers (Via Vt6421, Marvell 61xx, & onboard Intel ICH10). I've also tried both stock firmware images and crossflashing to DVR-S16J.
I also have a DVR-111L that I've unplugged. The DVR-111L reports itself as being in "normal mode". Why isn't the DVR-216D reporting the same?
Any suggestions? Should I try a DOS version of dvrflash next?