DVD Burn Failure

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smurph

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For the second time, after fixing previously, although I donÂ’t know how, I am experiencing a problem with my Philips DVDRW drive.
I have tried cleaning, and upgraded the firmware successfully.
I am using version 7 of Nero (which I have not yet uninstalled and reinstalled).

It will not burn Philips DVD+R (x16) data DVDs from a 50 spindle, have yet to try a CD or another brand of DVD.

May it be the end of the life of the drive, it has burnt approximately 200 CD/DVDs!!
Do I return to the vendor and get a replacement?
Could it be the media, software or PC?

Again this is costing me time and money trying to resolve, especially ruining new DVDs which keep failing!!
 

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it is probabbly an issue with the laser. you can try a laser cleaning kit, or otherwise you just have to get a new drive. it would cost more to replace the laser than the drive's worth.
 

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thanks guys, already used a cleaning disc, that cleans the laser, right?
I was about to edit post, that estimated time for discs is now ~4mins, and it was always ~8mins, so I will try to write at x8 tonight, where do I change this, sometimes I see and others I don't?
 

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Yes thanks, that seems to be the answer, and probably the same previously.
Why does Nero change this setting occasionally by itself?
This setting is also more hidden in Nero 7 as compared to 6.
Shame about all the coasters!!
 

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Ah but, I did another disk, and after manually changing write speed to 8x (how do you set Nero to default to this?), it failed, but with a different error message.
I shutdown PC and rebooted, started Nero 7 again, it only showed write speeds of 2.4x,2x & 1x! This occurs sometimes after starting Nero, any ideas?
 
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