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#1 legoman786

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:09 PM

I have had this problem quite a few times before and thought nothing big of it, but now I think there is something wrong. The drive reads the CDs/DVDs perfectly, but when it comes to burning, 10-60 some % of the CD is unreadable!! This has been going on and off for the past year or so. Out of almost 30 some CDs that my sisters and I burned, nine or so had been corrupted. Do you think that the burner had some funky stuff going on and do I need to be concerned with it, or its no big deal? Also, I recently took the whole computer apart and did a part by part cleaning, via reverse vacuum.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:53 AM

Inconsistent problems like that would make me suspisious of the media, it could also be dirt/dust on the optics. Not all media is created equal, there are brands out there that are less expensive, but you will have to put up with the occasional coaster, I would stick with brands like Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, or Ritek Ridata. One thing you can do is clean you media prior to burning, just wash it in a mild dish soap solution, and dry it with a soft towel, make sure it is lent free before using.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:24 AM

It could also mean the drive is failing. I had the same problem certain media burned OK other's wouldn't, in the end all burns failed and I had to replace the drive, fortunately it was still under warranty.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:46 AM

Well, unfortunately I don't have the privilege of my computer being under warranty. I bought mine through a third-party.

dc3, I was thinking the same thing when I switch media brands. The more cheaper kinds tend to fail more with me, but for some odd reason I have my friends burn me CDs on the same kinds and they all work.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:37 PM

Appereantly, this problem only occurs when I record a data CD (mp3's, EXE's, etc).

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