[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-7200A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]My Sony/NEC/Optiarc AD-7200A has been a great drive until yesterday: it is now giving me read errors like crazy when attempting to create an ISO from any disc. I’ve tried many discs, and it’s doing it on pretty much everything, even brand new discs with no visible problems that are read perfectly (full ISO rip) on my other DVD-ROM drive.
Strangely, (though I’ve only done one burn since the problem started) the drive still seems to do fine with burns, and in fact it verified as a perfect burn (in the same drive!) using ImgBurn.
So, the newbie question: DVD-lens cleaner–good idea or bad idea? If bad, is there ever a time when DVD lens cleaners are a good idea? Can they be used with burners safely, readers only, or should they never be used at all?
Also, if the lens cleaner is a bad idea, any thoughts on what might be causing this or anything I might try to remedy the situation?
Thank you in advance.