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Old 10-11-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Trying to burn some stuff. Never had a problem before. Looked this up on google and there are too many answers. One is obivoulsy my burner is dirty. I cleaned it as best I could. Two was my burner is dieing. Three is the media im using. Using same media as always. Ive had this problem before. For some reason the problem stopped, not sure what i did to fix it.

Any suggestions?

Oh also using a Lite-on LH something or another with a bunch of numbers and winxp. I actually think lite on went out of business but anyways my firmware is as up to date as it can be

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Burners are not forever, I replaced one just the other week as burns were failing with write errors. Not sure if was the laser was on its last, or the positioning mechanism was wearing. It has burned a lot of DVDs over the last couple of years.

A new one for $20 and no more write errors.

You don't need to worry about the brand, just the interface (IDE or SATA) and features. Most will support all CD/DVD formats including DL (dual layer). Options some may need or want, LightScribe, DVD-RAM, Blue Ray (this will bump the price significantly)
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I checked Lite ON website but they seem to have went out of business, anyone know if this is true?

Anyways i ordered

Newegg.com - ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner Model SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK


10 mail in rebate so not too bad
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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I checked Lite ON website but they seem to have went out of business, anyone know if this is true?

Anyways i ordered

Newegg.com - ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner Model SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK


10 mail in rebate so not too bad
Not sure if Lite ON went under, but I've stopped buying their DVD's after having a lot of trouble / failure with a number of them. I think that we've probably lost 6 or 7 out of 8 or 10 of them within a few years of purchase, and all with relatively low use.

The ASUS is a good deal, may have to get one of them myself for my server.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Odered it Monday(labor day) and when i got home from work it was waiting for me on my doorstep. Now thats quick delivery!

Anyways the burner works fine although it uses 2 USB ports which I find odd but its self powered. Its super thin and can be quite loud. I set it down on top of my computer without the stand and it almost vibrated right off lol
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