CD Burner Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Richy, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    Can burners go out? Because some cd's that I burn don't work, and others that I burned before do. I just now burned an audio cd and it acts like it skips a lot on my cd player.... Any ideas?
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Be a little more specific.

    There are many things that can cause these problems:

    1) Burner dying
    2) Lens is dirty, buy a lens cleaning kit
    3) ASPI layer is screwed
    4) IDE drivers are screwed.
    5) Incompatible cdr manufacturer
    6) Bad cdr media

    amongst other things
     
  3. Black-Syth

    Black-Syth Comalies

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    Sure, burners can go out. It can also be the quality of the purchased cds. You may want to purchase a laser lens cleaner, and pop it in. That should help.

    Damn, beat me to it.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    just snuck in there under the buzzer
     
  5. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Yes, they certainly can deteriorate over time. Been through about 3 just in this computer. Can't normally be bothered to work out what the problem is, CD burners are so cheap these days.

    MdSalih
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Richy,
    I don't know if you're new or not, but I'd like to point out one of the forum rules for future reference:

    • Do not use vague words in your topic.
    Topics such as "help me" will often be ignored- Members will be more likely to view a thread if the topic is more definitive. We want to help, however we can't if we are not lead to the thread
     
  7. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    Nah, Im not new. Im actually ReC0iL, but I changed my name to Richy. Well lets see, the burner is about a year old maybe... It's one of those Toshiba CD-RW/DVD Combo drives. The wierd thing is, like in my truck, Someone will stick in one of their own CD-R's and it will play fine, but the ones that I burn rarely work anymore. I have heard of burners dying, but I didn't know if they were right. Im just saying, my burner must be dieing because everything worked fine until just here in these recent months. I was thinking maybe the cd player in the truck might not play CD-R's... but I tried it in my portable cd player and it didn't work at all, like I said, it seemed to act like they were scratched. Then I thought maybe it was the blank cd's, because I have some sony's and some maxell's... And the sony's would work more, but I guess that wasn't the problem. It's no biggie if I need to order a new burner or whatever, I wanted to get updated on the burner speeds anyway.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Faster burn speeds arent' always better.

    What speed is this drive?

    16x seems to be a sweet speed to burn at

    try half of whatever your max is

    also try playing back the cd in that drive

    Do data disks work fine?