I've only had this burner for about half a year and I've been trying to revive it for about 3 months now. It was going perfect last October, slowed down a bit in November, then went into a coma around Christmas time. I never used it all that much but I still think it may have burned out somehow.
It's got KL0N firmware. The DMA is enabled. My computer is in quite good condition (for an eight year old), and the 80 gig hard drive is clean and defragged with about 20% free space. Registry and anti-virus show all clear.
It still burns DVD+RW perfectly fine, but DVD+R and DVD+R DL crawl along at 0.1x speed (until I hit cancel)! My Verbatim media used to go at around 2.4x to 6x.
How do I find out if it's a hardware or software problem? Installed something dodgy? Bad cable? I just bought a new IDE cable (actually thought it would work). What else do I test (and how)?
Can anyone point me to a good "DVD burners for noobs" page? I think a decent troubleshooter and/or checklist would be a great help.
If you need more specs or something just ask.
Please help! I don't like buying new burners every 10 months:-(