I purchased an 851s a couple of months ago, everything up until 2 weeks ago was fine. I was able to burn with no problems now the drive burns unreadable discs only 1 or 2 out of about 30 discs are NOT coasters. I have reinstalled windows and swapped the drive between master and slave with no effect. I have used various packages to attempt burning with the same result. I have also just upgraded the firmware today to see if it changes anything allas no! I am am using DVD-R media and tried different brands of disc.
When I try to play a produced movie disc on a normal DVD player it either spits out the disc or the picture freezes every few seconds.
Data discs are unreadable after the burn.
Anyone got any ideas before I give up?
Ideas for the use of wasted discs would also be useful, they are expensive ya know.