CD Burner Question

Richy

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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?
 

dreamliner77

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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
 
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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?
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.

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
Damn, beat me to it.
 

MdSalih

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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
 

dreamliner77

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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
 

Richy

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dreamliner77 said:
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
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.
 

dreamliner77

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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?
 

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