CD-R Laser problems. 'Insert Disc' my arse.
I just bought a load of new CD-R and DVD-R games which came on Data Safe Media. All of the DVD-R and most of the CDR games work fine no problem but some are giving me real shit. They don't give me the 'Red screen of Death' but come up with a black screen with "Insert Disc". If I keep trying I can get all of the games to work and haven't suffered any problems once they have. I have a UK v5 with an original Messiah. My mate can play all the games with no problems with his UK v7 with Magic chip (clone?) Oh and my old CD-R games still work fine.
My laser has always made a lot of noise and it sometimes sounds like a helicopter taking off. Could it be the laser?