[QUOTE=getit29;2586842]That is a unanswerable question
There is no way of telling how long a read or write laser will last just like
there is no way of telling how long a light bulb in your home will last.
You can tell when it quits working when it will not read or write anything at all.[/QUOTE]
I have a portable CD player that has a dead laser and it only lasted a week! just goes to show they are unpredictable