Hi there, my burners have been steadily dying after less than 100 burns on each one (dual layer burned at 4x, TDK (dont know code) Verbatim, HP (CMC MAG)). I usually run 3 burners stacked ontop of eachother without breaks, with 3 instances of imgburn. The burners themselves don't get hot.
I'm getting tired of throwing burners in the trash, I think some people burn thousands of discs with their burners and I want to do that too. Just wondering if this is a common problem and if there is an obvious solution.
Things I am thinking might be causing problems
-Voltage drops (how can I test for this exactly?)
-Noise on the AC line
-Insufficient power from the PSU (doubtful because this happens on my 450W OCZ modstream with 3 drives)
-Diode burning out (Can I order a replacement laser?)
Is there anything I can do to attempt to fix these drives? They work perfect first but are degrading over time so I assume that can only be the laser not the logic board.
My other probably unrelated issues:
-Imgburn complains about SPTD drivers from Daemon Tools
-Each time a lead in, lead out or layer break occurs, the computer freezes for 20 seconds.
-If I'm burning an ISO from a SATA hard drive, it seems I can't really do more than one burn at the same time, the buffer drops to nothing immediately every time. If I burn from USB HDD, i can do 6 at once no problem (3 locally and 3 on another computer over SMB, 1 usb hdd each)