Originally Posted by babanovac1
I know that it's a very old topic, but, do you know if I can still find the Pioneer GGV 1343(or 1334) disc somewhere?
I don't want to scrap my old BDP-LX91 Blu Ray. I have to change the disc unit and it seems that without this disc I have no chance to make'it working.
I understand that the Pioneer BDR-L04XA is a compatible replacement with some caveats. That is, the control board is different. You must remove the control board from the old drive (BDR-L04SH) and swap it with the BDR-L04XA drive.
Some people have had luck sourcing the original BDR-L04SH drive from China via Alibaba.
I do see BDP-09FD/BDR-L04XA drives available on ebay currently. Just do an ebay search for BDP-09FD BDP-LX91 drive. Eight different sellers came up for me just now.
I really don't think that you will ever see the parts sold again direct from Pioneer because of the age of the machine and the simple fact that Pioneer has been sold no less than two times since they made the BDP-LX91/BDP-09FD 11 years ago.
I don't know if you know, but it's not an easy plug-and-play type swap.
In addition to swapping the control board, you have to program the new drive and the player by writing matching ID codes in both the drive and player's firmware. This requires a special Pioneer service remote, Pioneer part number GGF1067. Those remotes are no longer made so you'll need to find a used one or an equivalent.
There is also a CD with a program that maybe necessary to facilitate the programming of the new ID depending on the source of the drive. It's Pioneer part number GGV1334, ID Disc Type 2 Ver 1.1. Of course, Pioneer no longer sells this disk.
And you're going to need a service manual for the instructions.
So, it's not impossible but it does require some serious effort.