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Old 04-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a weird problem with by DVD burner. Once in a while my burner jammed during the burning process. It seem to be a software issue, but I don't understand if its normal. What happen is that when I try to burn either CD or DVD, the process will stop in the middle and nothing happen. It doesn't happen all the time, usually when it happen I simply throw the cd away and try an other one. It's been doing that since the beginning I think. I tried different burning software and they all do that (some more than others it seem) and I also format my computer not long ago and it still happen.

For the ones who wish to know what I have, its a LG CD-RW / DVD-RW burner. The description in the device manager if it can be useful is: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B SCSI CdRom Device. Also, I don't use low brand cds, I had Memorex and now I got some Fujifilm and it doesn't make a difference.

If anyone have an idea of what can be, it will be appreciate. Its not a major issue, but I'm tired to throw CDs away because of that.

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Old 04-10-2006, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might be having a driver issue, just try to update your drivers and see if that works.

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It might also have to do with what you are burning, like copying cd's with copy write protection, could cause that same thing. If you are copying dvd's. Try using Nero.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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are you recieving an error during CD creation like 'Buffer Underrun", or does it just stop burning??
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just updated the driver. I havent burn anything since, so I don't know if it work. I tried using a lot of program (including Nero) and I don't think thats the problem. And as far as what I copy, it did that to me while copying data CDs, so I don't think thats the issue neither.

I cannot remember what error message I get when it happen. Usually it stop burning (the light turn off) and the program try to run it for a bit then it crash and give me an error message that can vary depending of the program. I think the Buffer is somewhat involve with that though.

I'll post for future reference if the driver worked.
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