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Old 03-02-2007, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Burner woes

I bought my desktop in 2004 and it came with a Lite-On DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW burner. A few months later, I discovered that the burner could be "flashed" to an upgraded version that could do +- and DL, so after careful research I decided to do it. Everything worked fine for a couple years, but lately it has been burning discs that won't play properly in standard stereos, or it will say it burned and look like a brand new disc, or it will have an error midway through a burn. I switched brands of discs and it let up temporarily, but now it is at it again. It also had trouble with a DVD recently. Is this something wrong with my system or the drive? Would I be better off just replacing it or trying to have it repaired?

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Old 03-02-2007, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say just get a new one. you can probably get a dvd r/rw for the price that a cdrw drive cost back then.

most likely under 100 dollars if you do some careful shopping

actually on new egg there are some very cheap burners now


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Old 03-03-2007, 03:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So you think it is a problem with the burner? I would hate to replace a perfectly functional one if it isn't.
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