Last night after about a 3-4 month absense from burning dvd’s, I found out that my burner was having some problems reading blank or burnt media now. The media I currently have is the Maxell 16x (gold coloured top and I think its the made in taiwan 100 cake). Out of all the Maxells I tried last night, I only managed to find ONE Maxell burnt disc that would spin up. Firmware is A106 also.
I have burnt successfully with that same media in the past, which seemed odd that “all of a sudden” it wouldn’t read dvds anymore, it will still read cds. My alternate drive is an older LG GCC-4480 combo cd burner/dvd read drive and it will play that exact same media that doesnt seem to play now on my GSA-4163. It will not however read a blank dvd disc. So at least I know the media is not the problem because it will play in my other drive.
Sooo would that sound like my 4163 is either dirty, dead or slowly starting to die off? Would it be possible to clean it … or a waste of time??
Right now as a replacement drive, i’am considering a choice between the LiteOn LH-20A1P or LG GSA-62N (w/o lightscribe).