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 PostPost subject: DVD-R Drive not working        Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Well, Today in Vista, I just tried to burn Ubuntu 7.10 for the PS3, and when I went to burn it, the drive was knocking...and It wont read any Blank Discs.

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 PostPost subject: Re: DVD-R Drive not working        Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Well, Today in Vista, I just tried to burn Ubuntu 7.10 for the PS3, and when I went to burn it, the drive was knocking...and It wont read any Blank Discs.


Sounds like the lense is dirty. If you have a lense cleaner use it and the try the disk again. If that doesn't work then its likely the drive is dead. As stated in other DVD writer threads they only seem to last a year or so at most, used a lot or not.

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If it's less than a year old just arrange to send it back to where you bought it, I had to send mine back to Dabs.com and they gave me a free postage label to print and credited the money back to my account a few days later.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:14 pm 
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Damn a year? Ive got 2 dvd burners, a Philips and a Pioneer, both about 3 years old and a BenQ cd writer thats about 5 years old and all still burn like a champion after 100's and 100's of burns. Perhaps try another brand because unless your using it to provide your local Nigel in a full scale disc manufacturing operation, it should certainly not die within a year. 13 months (just out of warentee) maybe, but not within a year. Stay away from Asus and Lite-On, too they are crap. And avoid a SATA burner unless you know for a fact you're mobo can switch it to IDE mode for booting.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:52 am 
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Um...Forgot to mention...this is a Laptop, it is 5 years old. The last service was in 2006.

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I have an OLD CD writer which originally would only burn 650MB CDs. A firmware upgrade upped the capacity to 700MB, it still works fine... My parents both have their original 4x DVD-R drives and they work fine.

Anyway, it's not uncommon to see a five year old laptop DVD burner go bad. There are some laptops that use standard laptop drives, but others need proprietary drives. What's the model number of the laptop?


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