Life span of a burner

How long should you expect a burner to last before you need to think about replacing ? The reason i ask is becauce i am getting inconsistant burns with my pioneer 110d burner. Some times it works ok and other times it craps out at about 95% and i have yet another coaster. I’ve had it for about 5 years.

In my experience you cannot predict when a DVD burner will need replacing; some will die after less than 50 burns and others will last almost indefinitely.

If you’re getting inconsistent burns with good media, get a new burner.

If you’re getting inconsistent burns with less-than-stellar media, get better media.