I bought the computer an year ago, and have written 2-3 CDs for it’s whole live Even I didn’t use the device for a long time. Now before a month I tried to read a CD, and it showed up as empty. Tried after few weeks, it read it, but few files instantly, other ones - at the moment, the most of them - error. The audio CDs play teared. Burning was impossible (Nero 7), always some error, as “Could not Perform EndTrack” or “Disk Calibration Space Full”. Win XP could write only small files, only on one CD+RW I had.
The DVD-RW identified as ATAPI DVD DW 8X16X8X16, and Firmware - L.01. In the delivery note it was written: DVD DL 8X16X8X16 and nothing more. Here is really bad quality image I managed to make with my camera:
So I posted into the Bulgarian hardware community, and they said I have BenQ DW1650 OEM, and I should flash with the BCIC version. I did, but the problem persisted. After the flash I discovered the activity lamp flashes, even when the device is idle.
The good side: Now I could burn small files with Nero 7, but the large ones always says: “Could not Perform EndTrack”. The Windows XP writting engine works the same.
I have tried a couple of different media, new CDs (Verbatim, Emtec…), few DVDs, but I have managed only to write onto CD+RWs (I don’t have still DVD-RW to test.)
Any ideas? The device was in warranty, but I screwed it up now…
EDIT: BTW, for the first part, I have noted it plays the audio CDs perfect for the first 15 min, and then it tears it bit by bit, could it be something like power supply overheating?