I recently went to burn something onto a 1x-4x Memorex CDRewriter disc and after I erased the disc with Nero and proceeded to burn, I noticed a skipping sound eminating from the drive. Kind of like a "fluttering" sound. I ejected the disc and tried a 10X 700mb Traxdata CDRewriter disc and an old 4X 650mb Bush CDRW I had and both worked fine.
I went to try and erase the Memorex disc again but now whenever the Memorex disc's are inserted into the drive, the weird skipping noise is all that happens along with a failure to erase message.
I've tried several of the Memorex CDRW discs which I have and the same skipping thing occurs. I know these discs use to work and some are still brand new. In any event even though the LTR-52327S appears to burn the rest of my CDR's (Taiyo Yuden, Memorex-Prodiscs and Maxell-Riteks) without any prblems I have now noticed that the kprobe scans are only stating "Unknown Manufacturer" in the Disc Manufacturer section of the Kprobe saved picture scan.
Its odd because before I burn the discs, kprobe and Smartburn 3 utilities both display the correct disc manufacturer info. but once the disc is finshed burning & rechecked..."unknown manufacturer" is displayed. Good thing i saved some old kprobe scan pictures as examples to compare. See for yourself....
I haven't updated the firmware(QS04) on this drive as it always functioned perfectly up till now. I have only had the drive for ~7 months and I haven't used it nearly as much as my previous LTR-40125W drive. Do you guys think I need to take it back to PC world where I purchased it for an exchange or is this drive fixable??
BTW how long is the warranty for Lite-On's and how long can it take going through PCWorld for an exchange??
How should I proceed?
Thanks for any help.