Dvd burner lifetime?

vbimport

#1

Hi All!

Question is there a laser diode lifetime for DVD burners?

After sucessfully burning over 100 DVD+r’s I now get an error
and can’t record another DVD+R. :sad: I can still read DVD+R, and read and write CD’s with the drive.

I apologise if this has been posted before.


#2

If you’re getting errors, maybe you could post an error log?

The DVD laser is obviously fine since it’s still reading DVD media, so chances are the errors are a config or media problem, which we could hopefully help you with. :slight_smile:

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:


#3

In answer to your original question, back in the Pioneer 107 days, a duplicator posted that in his experience, his assortment of drives were good for around 15,000 hours of [I]on time[/I] before they died. Today, I would expect much less.


#4

Thank you both.

I am still trying to trouble shot the problem and the burner is in use at the moment. DVD decryptor gave an error about power?

I 13:59:36 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 started!
I 13:59:36 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 13:59:36 Initialising SPTI…
I 13:59:36 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 13:59:36 Found 1 DVD+RW!
I 14:01:05 Operation Started!
I 14:01:05 Source File: C:\mybackup.ISO
I 14:01:05 Source File Sectors: 2,285,865 (MODE1/2048)
I 14:01:05 Source File Size: 4,681,451,520 bytes
I 14:01:05 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 14:01:05 Destination Device: [1:0:0] _NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A 104D (D:) (ATA)
I 14:01:05 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x)
I 14:01:05 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 14:01:05 Write Mode: DVD
I 14:01:05 Write Type: SAO
I 14:01:05 Write Speed: 8x
I 14:01:05 Link Size: Auto
I 14:01:05 Test Mode: No
I 14:01:05 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 14:01:05 Filling Buffer…
I 14:01:06 Writing LeadIn…
W 14:01:17 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Power Calibration Area Error
W 14:01:17 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 14:01:24 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Error
W 14:01:24 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 14:01:33 Retry Failed - Power Calibration Area Error

etc etc.

I have also tried my DVD burner and it failed with a power message if I recall correctely. I was wondering if the laser power intensity changes so that it can’t write ( which I assume requires more flux) but can still read. The scientist in me …

Thanks again for help/advice. I will post error messages from other programs if I don’t get anywhere.

prior to the dvd writing error, I was using Nero to backup my drive to a removable drive, …?


#5

whoops,

Ok, I need to read over what I write. (I am shot)

my DVD burner (default) refers to sonic DVDrecord that came with my dell laptop.

The error it provides is not at all helpful to me. I have tried other DVD brands, ones that worked in the past (from the same spindle)

the advanced error output is as follows:

Sense: 03 ASC: 73 ASCQ: 03 (Command 2A)

Px.dll: 1.8.10.500
pxdrv.dll: 1.0.66.0
PxMas.dll: 1.8.10.500
PxWave.dll: 1.8.10.500
PXWMA.dll: 1.0.0.3

I am a pretty ignorant user. so please use newbie lingo.

Cheers Paula