I think I've had this recorder for at least 3 years, and it's always done what I wanted it to do. Until now. It's started making coasters, and I'm not sure why, so I'm hoping someone here can help me figure out if I need a new one or not?
It still reads DVD-RW's without any problems - even gives me a menu. Same thing with commercial DVD's. But not regular DVD-R's. It appears to be recording, and will even act like it's finalizing them but then it says "can't complete this disk" and then opens the DVD door. When I try to load the DVD again, it just keeps kicking the door open.
I called Pioneer's support..... I was on hold about 10 minutes, then the tech told me to write down the service center's address. $70 just to evaluate the problem, he said. Boo that, I'm not paying that much for an old recorder's repair, and I'm sure he knew that. I asked him if by any chance it was the 16x disks I was trying to use but he said it should've taken them without any problems. Then I read somewhere that it could be condensation on the lens.... the recommended cure is to shut the recorder off for a while? Didn't work. So, I'm hoping someone here can help me figure this out? Has anyone had something similar happen to theirs?