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Doe backups damage the laser

Discussion in 'DVD players' started by Keeble, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Keeble

    Keeble Member

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    I was just wondering whether playing backups on a PS2 would damage the laser, over a long period of time.

    I have a ver 5/6 PS2 with a messiah chip and I am using DVD+R media.

    I have noticed that with some games the laser makes more noise when loading, as if its trying alot harder to read the data.

    I was just concerned to whether that over time this would damage my laser.

    Please advise, thanks.
     
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  2. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    No it wont damage the laser. The reason it takes longer to read is because the data on the DVD R is harder to read than that of the pressed originals. Run your original through a DVD Speed program and then run your back up and you wll notice that the original, if not scraped, reads at a constant rate, however, the back up will be all over the place.

    Chris
     
  3. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    Try also getting DVD Idle which means the disc spins at a much lower speed when reading and thus preserves the drive:http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/dvdidle.cfm
     

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