Well jjeff, all I can say is, in all three cases I have had with the optical pickup going out, the machine was operating perfectly, no sign or indication of any issue at all, and then INSTANT failure!
Literally, 100% function to 0% function with no time in between. If you are seeing a gradual degradation, then it isn't the same thing. My failures have been like a light bulb burning out, one moment on, then next out. Oh, in fact, that is almost exactly what is happening.
I too have had issues with -RAM disks, which I use and rely on rather too much I fear. Right now I have three -RAMs that in my EH50 and EH55 machines say are write-locked--not a very good thing for a -RAM disk
. The machines say that the disks ARE -RAM, but that they are read-only
. Oddly enough, my EH59, does not see them as locked and can use them
. I don't get it.
Anybody with any ideas about this?
I also see, with my -RAM disks, the occasional title with short corrupt pieces that won't copy properly. I don't gat that either.
I also have the "policy"of not deleting a title until I have made the DVD from it, and
have used my duplicator to do a test© on that disk, testing the original for proper format and errors, and then making a backup copy. Once I have both the original and second copy completed, only then do I delete the title from the machine. Yes, it's a bit of a hassle, but it gives me some confidence that I have a good copy of the content. If it's worth making a DVD, then it's probably worth expending a WHOLE $0.60 making two DVDs. I'm not THAT cheap that I balk on the extra $0.30 for the second copy.
Oh, and jjeff, "Previous titles are still in tack and I can add more..." Really, "in tact"? How about just "intact" in stead.
See what I did there?