Hi girls/guys. First; I apologize for posting in an already (?) dead thread. Secondly; impressing work there, pureangst! My problem: my 3 year old MZ-N1 has just recently decided not to record anymore. (It plays fine). This holds for both recording via the PC (Net Simple Burner and other software) and also via 'rec sync' (optical cabel). Well, in fact, it records approx 2 minutes of the first tune, then silence.. So, I cleaned the lenses - no effect. Then I took the MD apart as described above; no (visualy) broken ribbon cables. The only thing I haven't tried yet is new discs. The MD has already (under warranty) been repaired once, I will try argueing that this also should be coverd under the warranty. To be honest; this must have been the most shitty pice of HW I ever have bought.. Anyone have a clue on this ? Any help is highly appreciated. best regards, Holiday.