If you are able to switch to 1X, it is likely that the creation of your problem even poorer. As I heard that most of the DVD media does not like you registered to 1X. I do not mean to be nasty, but the recorder was marginal when new and now has some miles on it, is likely to decay. These days you can get a good drive for less than $ 40 if you buy a little. A good option is the Pioneer 111 or 112. It also helps you follow the advice of the software.