dvd burner intermittently not working

  sittingduck 07:53 21 Jan 06

My DVD burner is intermittently not recognising DVDs but will recognise CDs

  john-232317 08:11 21 Jan 06

Have you used the brands before ? if yes it could be dvd laser on way out.

  sittingduck 13:51 21 Jan 06

its an LG burner but i've only had it 2 yrs it should last longer that this.

  Totally-braindead 13:53 21 Jan 06

sittingduck that really depends on how much you use it. You could try a cleaning disk and see if that helps in case its just dirt.

  john-232317 14:00 21 Jan 06

Probably nearly as cheap to buy a new burner though :-)

  sittingduck 14:17 21 Jan 06

ok thanks guys for the help.

  Totally-braindead 14:26 21 Jan 06

No a cleaning disk is only about £3, I got mine out of Tescos, if it doesn't help you can still use it on your hifi etc.

  rômanab 14:43 21 Jan 06

Are you a smoker sittingduck? I ask this as I have read that smoke residue can accumulate on the lens and drastically shorten their life.
This was borne out with my own Teac cd burner which stopped writing after 18 months.

  sittingduck 17:15 21 Jan 06

no im not, but after the pc was switched off over night the burner is working ok

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