Hey there. I was wondering if anyone could give his or her opinion about the following because I think my LDW-411S might be damaged… I am not sure though. Hopefully someone can help me out here.
I purchased the burner about 2 weeks ago and have burned quite some DVD’s sonce then. The brand name is Platinum and the manufacturer Ritek. Anyways, I hadn’t had one single problem until today. I burn the DVD’s on 4 speed and at least 40 of them all went perfectly ok without any problems at all.
However, today I tried to burn a DVD again when I noticed the percentage of completion was on 1% the whole time. (I use Nero 6 to burn my DVDs) So the time to burn the DVD was already at 0 but nothing had actually happened. I tried to quit Nero but it didn’t work, and even ending the burn process with the task manager gave no results. My PC didn’t react to anything anymore so I pressed the reset button…
I didn’t know what else to do, however I did notice that the red burning light on the LDW-411S was still burning when I pressed reset. But as you can see, I didn’t have any other choice.
OK, now the strangest part is that after this incident Nero failed to burn about 4 to 5 DVDs. So this of course was when I suspected something had been damaged.
Since then I noticed that every time when I burn a DVD the time in Nero elapses for about 4 to 5 minutes before the percentage goes above 1%. So normally you see the meter going 1%… 2%… gradually together with the elapsing time. But now it just stands there on 1% until there is about 8 minutes left. Then the percentage goes up. And when the time has reached 0, the DVD is about 70% finished, and just goes on till 100%.
Strangely enough about all DVDs burned in this way are ok. But still this can’t be right can it? I mean, it takes longer for the DVDs to be burned than I took at first. Very very strange. Is this typical for a damages laser or anythng? Can it have anything to do with resetting the PC when the burning process had freezed? Or could it be that this certain package of Platinum DVDs is just not as good as the last and that that causes the Lite-On to have troubles?
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome. Questions also of course. Thanks!!!