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Hot DVD Drive: Shutdown?


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#1 siouxdax

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:40 PM

Is it possible that an internal DVD drive would shut down if its operating temperature were too high? Lately the room I keep my desktop PC in has been about five degrees hotter due to the weather. When I play a DVD it runs as expected until about ten minutes when the picture freezes. I then close the DVD app and have to re-insert the (very warm!) DVD. Does this make sense?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:19 PM

Actually it sounds like a system heat issues, especially with your video card. Too high of a temperature and a system will shut a system down fast. If you are running your DVD for movie watching or especially gaming this puts a load on the system resulting in higher temperatures.

Try this: Open your case's siide panel, p[lace a fan near the opening and let it blow directly into your system. Are you getting the same "freezes?"

#3 siouxdax

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:40 PM

Of course when I need one I don't have one; I don't have a fan. I'll see what I can muster up from a friend and perform your experiment. I have a temperature app installed, so I guess I could start there in the meantime. I know what temperature my case and core are typically at. I hadn't thought about the video card though, so I'm glad you mentioned it. I'll reply with results ASAP. Thanks for the help!

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:49 AM

One other thing, how old is your drive? A typical drive lasts 3-5 years, less or more depending on circumstance, use, and a little bit of luck. Your drive could very well be dying.




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