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Is my Burner dying? Plz help!

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  1. Stry-Ker

    Stry-Ker Member

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    I have never had problem with backing up with the exception of 1 or 2. Now it seems that almost anything i throw in gives me crc error, encrypted data errors and so on. I made sure ide is set to dma when available. I use dvd shrink (latest version) and even decryptor isnt cutting it. I also have dvd 43 installed hoping that would help. One more thing i even bought a lens cleaner and that didnt help. Whats wrong?
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    You try cleaning the source disc?
     
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    yeah most of the source discs are in very good condition, very very minor marks.
     
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    Even minor marks can cause read errors.

    What burner do you have? And, how long have you had it?
     
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    hp200j i hae had since i owned this computer for about a year and a half.
     
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    not to mention i have had discs with worse scratches go ok!!
     
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    Well what movie is it? And do you have problems with other movies?
     
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    nightmare on elm street some do ok others dont i am refering to other movies from the series. But thats not the only movie its multiple movies, like i said before it was like i had 98% success before no i get about 25% sucess with just tryin to rip the movie.
     
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    You try re-installing DVD Decrypter?
     
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    i have reinstalled both decryptor and dvdshrink. I just dont understand why i keep getting crc errors?! I have discs before that look twice as bad. Its as if the burner has become more sensitve.
     
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    Hi,

    Dirty laser lens perhaps? Try blowing out the drive with compressed air or use one of those lens cleaner discs :)
     
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    i bought a lens cleaner. its a maxell laser lens cleaner. I've losing hope for this thing. I tried 2 more BRAND NEW ones today the first went ok, the second got a crc error. Both discs are PERFECT!
     
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    You can try playing the movie for a couple of minutes with PowerDVD or WinDVD ... Open Shrink, then close out PowerDVD or WinDVD. Maybe this will unlock the dvd.
     
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    what about the ati dvd player that i came with my ati vid card? does thsat serve the same purpose or does it HAVE to be windvd or powerdvd?
     
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    It's worth a try :)
     

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