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DVD / CD WRITER
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions
so you will know how to operate your unit properly. After you have finished reading the
instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate
is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
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This product complies with the EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
This product is a class 1 laser product, but this
product contains a laser diode higher than Class 1.
To ensure continued safety, do not remove any covers
or attempt to gain access to the inside of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
The following caution label appears on your unit.
Location: on top of the cover
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN, AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
RADIATIONS LASER VISIBLES ET INVISIBLES DE CLASSE 3B
QUAND OUVERT. ÉVITEZ TOUT EXPOSITION AU FAISCEAU.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
VARNING KLASS 3B SYNLIGOCHOSYNLIGLASERSTRÅLNINGNÄRDENNA
DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT UTSÄTTA DIG FÖR STRÅLEN.
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA NÄKYVÄLLE JA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LUOKAN 3B LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
E INVISIBLE. EVITE LA EXPOSICIÓN A LOS RAYOS LÁSER.
LASERSTRAHLUNG DER KLASSE 3B IM GERÄTEINNEREN
VORHANDEN. NICHT DEM LASERSTRAHLAUSSETZEN!
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filed
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with the
product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to
the State of California and other governmental
entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other
Wash hands after handling
GPSGV: Der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt
70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN ISO 7779
IMPORTANT NOTICE RECORD THE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBERS OF THIS EQUIPMENT BELOW.
THE NUMBERS ARE ON THE REAR.
KEEP THESE NUMBERS FOR FUTURE USE.
DVR-A11XLA, DVR-A11XLB, DVR-A11XLC
DANGER VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
CAUTION : THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL INCREASE EYE HAZARD. D6-8-2-1_En
Machine Noise Information Regulation 3.
GPSGV: The highest sound-pressure level is 70 dB
(A) or less in accordance EN ISO 7779.
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a
separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with legislation that
requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the 25 member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their
used electronic products free of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase
a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery
and recycling and thus prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health.
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÷ Remove dust or lint from the disc with a soft cloth by
wiping from the inside to the outside edge rather than in
a circular motion.
÷ Do not use record-cleaning or anti-static agents as the
solutions may cause damage to a disc.
Always be sure to store your discs in proper DVD-R storage
cases when not in use, and always be sure to check for dirt
or dust on discs (especially on the recording side) before use.
÷ Avoid touching or scratching the signal surface (shiny
side) of the disc.
÷ Hold the disc by the edges or by the center hold and one
÷ Do not affix paper or labels to the disc.
÷ Discard warped or cracked discs as they may cause
damage to the drive.
÷ Avoid specially shaped discs such as hearts or polygons.
ABOUT REGION CODES
The region code can be changed ONLY 5 times, including the 1st setting. Please be aware the
5th change will be PERMANENT, therefore, please pay attention when changing region codes.
÷ Region codes are part of the DVD Standard. However, Region codes on DVD discs are
optional. DVD discs with no specified Region code can be played on all players.
To ensure your personal safety and to maximize the full operating potential of your Drive, read and follow
these safety precautions:
ENVIRONMENT - Please do not use the unit in places with high levels of dust, high temperature, or high
humidity. Please use the unit in a place where it is not subjected to vibrations or shocks.
POWER - Before installing the unit on the system, be sure to turn off power on the system and remove the
power cord from the AC outlet.
READ INSTRUCTIONS - Read all safety and operating instructions before the Drive is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS - Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - Follow all operating and use instructions.
HEED WARNINGS - All warnings must be adhered to.
CLEANING - DO NOT use liquid, aerosol cleaners, or alcohol. Use only a damp cloth to clean the exterior
WATER AND MOISTURE - DO NOT use this product near water.
POWER SOURCES - Operate this product from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power available, consult Authorized Pioneer Dealer.
OVERLOADING - DO NOT overload wall outlets and extension cords. Doing so may result in fire or electric
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of any kind into this product. Touching dangerous voltage
points may cause a short resulting in fire or electric shock. Do not spill liquid of any kind on this product.
CONDENSATION - Moisture will form in the operating section of the product causing performance to be
impaired if it is brought from cool surroundings into a warmer environment. If you are moving the unit to a
location with a warmer temperature, let the product stand for 1-2 hours in the new location before turning it
SERVICING - Do not attempt to repair this product yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. (Refer to the enclosed
Service and Support Card.)
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· Maximum Write Speed (
L : ZCLV,
# : CAV )
1X, 2X, 4X, 6X, 8X#, 12X#, 16X#
2X, 4X, 6X, 8XL
1X, 2X, 4X, 6X
2.4X, 4X, 6X, 8X#, 12X#, 16X#
2.4X, 4X, 6X, 8XL
2.4X, 3.3X, 4X, 6X, 8XL
2X, 3X, 5X
4X, 10X, 16X, 24X, 32X#, 40X#
4X, 10X, 16X, 20XL, 24XL, 32XL
· Maximum Read Speed
DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL
· Buffer Memory Size : 2 MBytes (Write, Read)
· IDE Data Transfer Mode :
PIO Mode 4/Multi Word DMA Mode 2/Ultra DMA Mode 4
· 5.25inch Half-Height built in type
· Stereo Audio Output
· LCD Tilt Servo Mechanism
· Horizontal/Vertical orientation available
· Low vibration Mechanism by DRA system
Disc Format (Read/Write)
· DVD single layer/dual layer /120 mm disc /80 mm disc
· DVD-R (In case of write, 650nm disc for General only.)
· DVD-R (4X, 8X,16X Write Speed)
· DVD-R DL
· DVD-RW (1X, 2X, 4X, 6X Write Speed)
· DVD+R (2.4X, 4X, 8X, 16X Write Speed)
· DVD+R DL
· DVD+RW (2.4X, 4X, 8X Write Speed)
· DVD-RAM (Version 2.0, Version 2.1) (Non-Cartridge)
· CD-ROM Mode 1
· CD-ROM XA Mode2 (form 1, form2)
· Photo CD (single and multiple session)
· CD-Extra (CD PLUS)
· Video CD
· CD Text
· CD-RW, HS CD-RW, US CD-RW, US+CD-RW
· Specific application program(s) that support above format(s) required.
· Supported media required for specific DVD & CD writing speeds.
· To perform DVD writing at 12x or 16x speeds, use Pioneer-designate disc media. For details,
consult information available on Pioneer's website.
About DualDisc playback
A DualDisc is a new two-sided disc, one
side of which contains DVD content
video, audio, etc. while the other side
contains non-DVD content such as digital
The non-DVD, audio side of the disc is not
compliant with the CD Audio specification
and therefore may not play.
It is possible that when loading or ejecting
a DualDisc, the opposite side to that being
played will be scratched. Scratched discs
may not be playable.
The DVD side of a DualDisc plays in this
For more detailed information on the
DualDisc specification, please refer to the
disc manufacturer or disc retailer.
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1 Forced Ejection Hole
Insert a stiff rod into the hole and push to
eject the tray when the tray doesn't unload
by pressing the Eject button. In the normal
operation, the eject button should be used
to unload the tray. Make sure the power of
the drive is turned off and wait more than
one minute till the disc rotation is stopped
when access the eject hole.
2 BUSY Indicator
Operation status is indicated as follows.
3 Eject Button (
To unload /load the disc, press the button.
4 Disc Tray
Open the loading tray by pressing the eject
button, then place a CD or DVD disc into
the slit with the label facing up.
Press the eject button or push the front part
of tray to load the tray with the disc.
Do not attempt to pull out the disc tray
Left channel audio output.
Right channel audio output.
on The drive is used in master mode.
on The drive is used in slave mode.
on Using Cable Select function.
5 Audio Output
This is a connector for output of analog audio.
This connector is compatible with `Molex
Choose a suitable connection cable.
Power supply input for DC +12 V.
Power supply input for DC +5 V.
6 Device Configuration Jumper
Switch goes ON when short socket is put
Make sure the power of the drive is off
before changing jumper setting.
Pin # 1 is ON as the factory default.
7 Host IDE Interface
This is a 40 pin I/O connector according to
the ATA specifications. Use an 80-wire
cable for maximum writing speed.
8 DC Input
Precautions on playing 8 cm (3.15") Discs
An 8 cm (3.15") disc cannot be played even an
adapter is attached to the disc when the drive
is upright condition.