[quote=shortstack;2005699]Recently my DW-Q58A has stopped working. I have been researching the problem and have not come up with anything. So anybody with any idea about whats going on would be much appreciated
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop, I use DVD shrink, DVD HD FabDecreypter, and Imgburn to burn my DVDs. I also use my dell media experience to watch my movies.
So heres the problem, when I play regular DVDs (non-burned) the sound and picture skips really bad. You would think “oh it’s just scratched” but thats not the case. The sound and picture skips on every, even brand new free of smudges and scratches, regular DVD. I can still watch my burned DVDs without skips in picture and sound!
[B]Also, my burning time has increased to about 4hrs!! instead of the 28min. DVD shrink time has also increased to about 3hours instead of 30 min! [/B]
I experimented and took a regular dvd that the sound and picture skipped and burned it with the incredibly long wait time. It worked! I can watch the newly burned DVD free of skips.
What is going on?[/quote]
Try and see what UDMA Mode you are in. If your drive has slipped into PIO the times will be hours, if so change it back to UDMA2 and you should be fine.