How many of you know people who really shouldn't own a computer...because they simply don't get it. Today I feel like one of them. Maybe you can help me with my problem...
History: Bought a new LVW-5005A 6 years ago. It lasted 6 months and then I started having DVD problems...the drive would only write about halfway before it errored. Put it in the basement, not to be used again.
Last week: Saw it and got this strange idea...would open it up and remove the DVD and put in a computer DVD writer I had sitting around. It is an Opterite DD0203.
Lo and behold...it worked. Everything worked. I wrote 5 hours worth of TV just to make sure, and then watched it afterwards on another unit. No problems, even better recording than the original. All functions worked, playback, rewind, fast forward, record, pause, everything.
But I couldn't leave well enough alone. I decided I wanted the 3 hour mode so I downloaded a hack from here: http://members.cox.net/gearjunkie888/lvw-5005-firmware-1098-lp-mode-recording/
I turned on the 5005A, went to the blue screen, inserted the CDR with the hack (rom flash?), was prompted to upgrade...said "certainly, of course, why not," and let the machine do its thing. I saw the LED display count A-UP 1-95 and then was prompted to turn off the unit.
I now have 3 hour mode
But I can no longer record. When I stick in a blank DVD and hit REC, nothing happens. It sits there.
I've tried other rom flashes (guess you call them firmware) but the DVD reads the CDR as "data disk" and they all are spit out a few seconds after inserting them.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME! I AM FEELING SOOOOOOOO STUPID RIGHT NOW!