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Can media damage a laser?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by mbr12, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. mbr12

    mbr12 Member

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    Is it possible for dvdr media to cause a laser to be damaged? Possibly giving off fumes or something?
    I have two players. One had been having difficulty playing discs, both premade and homemade, freezing, stalling or whatever it's called. I had cleaned the laser a couple of times and it worked better for a while, then acted up again.
    Then I started using the other and after a short time it started acting up in the same way.
    I wonder if one of the various brands of dvd-+r I used was ruining the lasers. Anyone ever experience this?
     
  2. scorpNZ

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    No they can't unless physical contact is made,when you say premade you talk'n original & in excellent condition if so then it sounds like laser is on it's way out unless there's something running in the back ground draining resources,if the dvd drive is more than 3 y/o i'd replace it with one of the newer asus or lite-on green drives (24B3LT)they can be used to burn the new 360 discs,the asus i have are rebranded liteons
     
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    the people who say bad disks can't damage lasers are wrong.. you only have to listen to the noises a drive makes trying to deal with crap/damaged media to realise that a lot of strain is put on the optics and focus/position hardware.
     
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    mechanical devices are supposed to make noise wouldn't be mechanical if they didn't,focus optics ? could've sworn focal point was domed glass like a magnifying glass & unlike a magnifying glass does not move towards or outward of the disc,the laser itself neither increases nor decreases in intensity as far as i'm aware,way i see it comes down to normal wear & tear & how long is that same as a piece of string,if the media is that bad the skipping of the movie,game whatever will be horrendous
     

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