With increasingly frequency good discs are labled'unknown', wont play.
I've owned it since new 5 years ago. Has ran excellently with never a problem. But over the past four months it has, with increasing frequency, started labelling perfectly good disc that have been in the thing all this time and played daily. (In fact the thing hasn't been shut down for more than about a week over 5 years.) Since it cost a grand when new, and seeing as they don't make them anymore, I'm even more compelled to fix it than trash it.
I figure it has do do with the extremely dusty environment my trailer is situated, ith tractors and quads operationg all the time. (I live on an orchard.) I was thinking that it's time to open it up and blow the thing clean, vacuuming anything in they way of micro dust-bunnies, et al. I'm thinking that there's an optical pathway that must be kept clear of junk to correctly identify the disc being stored, loaded or played.
I'm hoping that it's just a dust/dirt/fuzz situation, and that prodigous vacuuming and compressed air should remedy it (fingers crossed).
I was thinking that while I have the thing open, to heat-sink any large chips or RAM since it's essentially a Pentium computer in hardware & firmware. Maybe even add an exhaust fan and filter mesh, or HEPA material to keep it clean and cool in the future. Especially with a hot Okanagan summer ahead.
Any ideas out there?
Thanx in advance. . . . .
Is this a good question?