[qanda]This thread is about the HP DVD1040i. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Over the past year I have broken 3 DVD burners. First was a Samsung Ts-h552b, then a SOYO (sata)(lightscribe)(not sure the model), now a HP 1040i. I was making lightscribe labels, CDs, Copying DVDs, Burning Wii games, and ripping CDs. I bought the HP just 1 month ago and it failed while burning a lightscribe label, now it only recognizes and burns DVDs, does not recognize lightscribe or CDs. All firmwares were up to date.
I was reading about crap power supplies, and I wonder if that is the problem. A couple of months ago I actually had one blow up on me (not sure the model). The powers supply I have now is "Z Power". I did not see that in the list of good or bad supplies.
My next plan of attack was going to be to buy a new power supply and a new burner. Any suggestions on affordable units?
Should I be checking into any other possible problems?