I have scowered through a lot of threads and I cant find what I’m looking for. I apologise if this is a repeat thread.
I have had a 5045 for just over a year, acually my warranty ran out 17 days ago (my luck). I have had a great year with the unit and all of a sudden Im having a hard time reading my previous dvdr collection. All of the discs have been viewed at one time or another with the 5045 and now they wont work or work badly. I seem to be getting a message often that says be sure to finalise discs after burning or something to that effect, and a small symbol of an unlocked lock appears in the top left corner of the screen (not described in the manual). These are all nero burnt DVDRs and as I said worked perfectly before. Ive read a few threads that suggested it may be the media degrading over time. I always have used Sony media and never had a problem. Also even newly burnt discs dont function. I am hoping this isnt a drive issue. The only other thing that may help is the fact that I updated the firmware to 204 around the time this started happening. I then reverted back to the old firmware but it hasnt helped. actual store bought movies dont seem to have a problem.
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Also if the drive is bad is it expencive to replace??