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    Pioneer DVD-120 Slot Load

    Two questions.

    1. How can I change the horrible beige front on this other than painting it (OEM so ugly without Pioneer written on it )? It will hopefully go into a black case soon so want it black. Coz it's the slot loading one I can't use a bezel.

    2. I heard somewhere about quietening this drive by something to do with firmware I believe, but I can't find anything about it. Is there a piece of software made by Pioneer that will silence (well nearly) this drive? It's not really that loud, but I'm trying to shave off a few dB here and there...

    Cheers.

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    Can no-one help me with this?

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    1. How can I change the horrible beige front on this other than painting it (OEM so ugly without Pioneer written on it )? It will hopefully go into a black case soon so want it black. Coz it's the slot loading one I can't use a bezel.
    I would imagine the only way would be to remove the bezel and vinyl dye/spray paint it black.


    2. I heard somewhere about quietening this drive by something to do with firmware I believe, but I can't find anything about it. Is there a piece of software made by Pioneer that will silence (well nearly) this drive? It's not really that loud, but I'm trying to shave off a few dB here and there...
    There is a program (which i can't find) which would enable some kind of acoustic management on this drive and slow it down which made it pretty much silent, but I seem to remember it killed the performance of the drive, though it might be worth trying if you can find it.

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    i had one of these, got it second hand for £3 or somethiing stupid though it was sold to me as dead... worked fine in my pc and iirc it sold for £25..
    mine wasnt at all niosy, if it is it was onlyh when disks were in anyway - just take them out when not needed...
    also mine had been sprayed black by the prev owner and it dd look quite good, even in my partly biege case...

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    Hey Big Al, got a slot load Pioneer front here if you want one to paint?. I got a spare front as i was gonna do my old 106S but sold i and bought some new drives instead. Any good to you?.

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    Hmm, if I was going to paint it, then I'd take mine off and do it. Cheers anyway, but if I do cock anything up then I'll keep it in mind that you have a spare.

    I know it's not that loud (especially over other fans) but all these decibels add up you know! It's only when I watch DVD's that I notice it, all other times I don't care.

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    It was relatively easy to take off the front of a 106s, mine is currently purple. But i'm going to need to re-spray it black to match the case.

    If you take the fluffy stuff off the inside it's really easy to spray it!
    (And as i can remember it's really easy to take the bezel off once it's out the case)

    I wouldn't know about the new ones though.

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