I’ve been reading through threads to make sure there isn’t a definitive answer for this, and there doesn’t seem to be - but if I’m wrong someone correct me please!
I have an LVW-5005 that I bought in February. Have had no problems with it until the last couple of days. I have been using Prodisc 4x DVD-R discs (off of the disc compatibility list). I’d not noticed my problems until recently, but I suppose they could have existed before without me knowing. Basically the problem is this: discs that are not-finalized with data on them are “difficult” to read (I have to put in a disc that works, turn the drive on and off, try the disc again and then it occasionally works, sometimes doesn’t) and discs that were recorded for the full 2 hours in SP mode (like one I did last night) are not readable at all, not even for me to finalize them. Note: I have filled up discs previously, and then finalized them immediately after - no problem with those, it seems to be related to if there is a delay - I recorded the one last night and fell asleep and awoke to a disc that wouldn’t read. But going back through all my non-finalized discs, it seems to present a problem.
I have upgraded the firmware, and tried the hacked firmware as well. Is it possible that it’s just the DISCS (i.e. they don’t do well just sitting around not finalized) or is it the burner? If it’s just the discs I am down to 6 left after going through a package of 50 with no problems, so no big loss. I don’t know what to do if it’s the DVD burner itself.
Any suggestions? Thanks very much!