DVD drive cooking discs?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by box2k2, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. box2k2

    box2k2 OSNN Addict

    Recently my DVD Drive (LG 8120b) has really been heating discs up whilst reading them. This has got to the point that they can be uncomfortable to hold (or amusing if applied to someone else :) ) after a 45 minute divx movie.

    I'm assuming this is bad, but does anyone know what this is or why?
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    I would check your internal temps, (case, cpu, hard drive, sounds like the system is running hot.) but I have heard of dvd/cd players doing that

  3. box2k2

    box2k2 OSNN Addict


    cd rw is fine, case temps are acceptable and the cpu is chillin'

    it's just that dvd drive :(
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    you sure it's only been doing that recently? that would be odd if it didn't use to do that.

    if i'm ever going to access files off of a cd/dvd (music, movie, etc), i copy them to teh hd, first... so the optical drive isn't spinning the whole time. prevents wear and tear.
  5. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

    My DVD did that too (Pioneer DVD-114). One day I could smell that burnt electronics smell that everyone fears, so I replaced it with a LiteOn drive and had no problems since. The old one was a 2 years old I think, started making discs very hot after about 18 months.