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Five coasters in a row

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  1. KDuong

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    I have a Lite-on SoHW-1693S that I have been burning for years. Yesterday, it started to produce five coasters in a row. The disc seems to burn to about 1/6 of the DVD then the error incompatible media appeared (from DVD decrypter). I tried to burn using Nero with some known files and the same coaster happened. I checked the bottom of the disc and they seem to stop at the exact spot (1/6) when the error happened. I use Taiyo Yuden disc and also tried two Ritek disc as well. Is my burner death? Thanks in advance. Khanh
     
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    I have been burning these TY disc for along time ( more than 500s). I am trying to back up movie for my daughter. I also tried to back up home shot dvd movie of her recital (already in DVD). The same thing also happen using Nero disc copy feature.
     
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    it could be the movie that you are trying to copy. but you should be able to burn a copy of a home made DVD by just using Nero.... if this is the case either something is wrong with your software (like a driver of codec missing or something like that) or your burner is really shot! ok.... here is a program, free, that burns great! ImgBurn.... from the same people that made DVDDecrypter.. it's newer and more uptodate for burning: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
    download and follow guides:
    http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?s=9c8474a9549d4470fd5311acda481dcc&showforum=4

    if you are still unsuccessful then I would get the drive checked out. good luck.
     
  5. KDuong

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    I just tried to burn a CD-Rom disc and it failed half way through.
    I think the drive suddenly went bad. Is there any thing I can do like updating the driver? I am with 5.1.2535.0 version for the driver. Thanks
     
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    Always eliminate the simplest problems first. Clean your drive thoroughly. I've had this situation from time to time and a good cleaning solved the problem. (All props to the more senior members who have saved my a** more than a few times.)
     
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    cleaning the drive with compressed air in a can or a CD/DVD cleaner (that's a DVD that has a little brush to it) might work wonders. good luck.
     
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    How do you clean the drive then? I have a can of compressed air.
     
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    spray inside the drive with the door open! try it, just might do the trick.
     
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    Well, I opened up the drive and sprayed clean the lens. There is not much dust or dirt at all. I think I will throw in the towel here.
     

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