1620 failure scare

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#1

I was installing a new Canon iP2000 printer using my 1620 as the install drive for the printer drivers etc… I put the CD in and it started OK but it sound like Bell Jet Ranger helicopter was landing on my desk and the vibration was noticable. I tried another CD and a DVD…both played fine. I concluded that the Canon install CD was improperly balanced and caused the temporary problem. Whew!!! My 1620 is OK afterall! :bigsmile:


#2

LPsage…lay that CD on a flat table and look very closely at it. I bet it is warped and spinning at that high RPM would make that sound. Also look for any possible defects on the CD itself. Let us know what you find.


#3

Test123, good suggestion. The CD is a bit warped. It ‘rocked’ when I placed it on a flat surface and pushed down on side. The BenQ DVD player I have installed played it without a noticable sound, the the 1620 was quite sensitive to it.


#4

Try the Nero Drivespeed program to reduce the speed down to minimum and then make a copy of the Canon disc.


#5

Thanks Danielwritesback…I’m not so concerned. I can always download from the Canon USA site for drivers, manual etc… The ordeal gave me a quick scare though, I was looking for receipts getting ready to return the 1620 to Staples. Glad I tested it other discs in it first.


#6

Been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt :iagree:

The heart skips a beat, the adrenaline surges - then suddenly it hits you…the one thing that changed was the media, not the drive…

I’ve been at this 20+ years - it still happens to me now and then with one thing or another; fans, for example. We just don’t pay enough attention to our fans, do we? Next thing you know, the power supply overheats, the machine shuts down, a faint scent of burnt plastic drifts out of the machine…what did I expect for a $3 part, eh?


#7

$3 power supply? Oh. . .yes. Those cases that include the power supply.
And the whole thing costs $20.
That includes shipping from China, and some profits for the middleman and reseller.
Now it is running an Athlon 64 and a video card that has 12 pounds of chrome and fans and two 7200 rpm hard drives and a gig of memory and a BenQ 1620 and some neon lights and six USB things and then there’s a sudden bad smell. . .

Okay, I’m concerned. I’m going to go buy a power supply that has English words on the sticker and a recognizable brand.