I think I killed my 1633s out of stupidity :(

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#1

Hello to all as this is my first post. :slight_smile: I tried some searching but couldn’t find much on my specific model #. My drive will not read anything ----- I have tried many different discs ------read errors galore ------I/O errors. :frowning:

I have had my lite-on 1633s for about 6 months now and having been doing a foolish thing. On my DVD’s I have been using ink to label them. The problem is that the ink will streak when spinning in the drive. I believe that the ink has screwed up the lens or the lazer? Not to sure though?

When I look at the tray I see some ink build up around the edges. How should I attempt to recover my drive?

Could cleaning the lens help? How could I do this on my model?

Thanks in advance for any info. I feel :Z knowing I could have ruined my drive.


#2

Ink??? How? texta or paint brush?

If you can see splatter marks on the drive tray you could be in trouble.

Next time maybe wait until after the burn before “inking” them?


#3

Well it was inked after burning and it was a felt tip pen. The ink streaked out from the words written on the disc when I played them back ----- even after the ink had supposedly dried 2 or 3 hours later. I took the drive out and just cleaned the tray of any ink build up and wrote down serial #'s and date made, because I was going to send back (4 months old). I put the drive back in and it started working again :confused: I don’t understand it?

Maybe it wasn’t the ink? Maybe the drive is starting to fail or it was some kind of hiccup. Time will tell. Should I try to clean the lens? How do you label your DVD’s?


#4

Try using a Sharpie they dry instantly


#5

I wouldn’t use anything except a permanent marker like “Sharpie”


#6

http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/cleaning_your_dvd_drive.htm

check that out on how to clean ur DVD drive