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Is My Writer Shot Or Is It Something Else?

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by Leon399, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Leon399

    Leon399 Guest

    Strange problem came up yesterday and I'd like to solve it before I lose any more DVD+R's to coasters. I've been backing up my stuff for a long time so I know what I'm doing, and this popped up out of nowhere yesterday and is very baffling. It seems that any DVD I now burn has unreadable sectors at the very same point on each disc.

    My problem is strange in that I followed all my normal steps to rip/compress/burn and everything seemed fine. No outward error, or problem. The rip to HD was smooth as silk with no errors or anything of the like reported. The burn to DVD was smooth as well. Burned in the same time as usual and no errors or anything else.

    Whenever I complete a burn, I run a small utility called VSO inspector to verify my completed DVD. This is where the trouble starts. Now it seems that every disc I burn (I have tried 3 different ones so far) has errors at the very same place. The VSO inspector reports errors on the discs starting at around 95% of the verifictaion scan. I don't believe the problem is in the media I used as I used two different brands of blank DVD's to test after this started. I also don't believe the problem is in the discs I am ripping from as I have tried 3 different ones. The only other thing I can think of is that the writer has gone bad. Only thing with that is as I said above, all the steps go fine and report no read/write errors of anykind..AND the fact that the errors on the burned DVD's are coming at the same spot at approximately 95% and up.

    Has anyone heard of a problem like this before? Why would all the steps of the process go as they always have and now render discs that are bad after 95%?

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CJC

    CJC Regular member

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    Hey

    What writer do you have, what programs are you using to rip and burn.

    What media are you trying to use.

    First off i would think it was a Media Problem, or it could be a dirty laser problem. Try getting a Laser Lens Cleaner CD, and running that through both drives. Then try burning again.

    CJC
     

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