Plextor 716A PIF errors, discs skipping

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I have a SATA Plextor 716SA optical drive and I burn a lot of stuff for the kids, and recently they were complaining that a few of my discs were skipping a lot into the disc. I’ve been buying the same Verbatim DVD (MCC 003) discs for at least a year now, and older discs that I burned on this same drive will play fine without skipping. Also, I did a burn of some CD ISO’s onto a DVD, and Nero verification reports a ton of inconsistancies.

I did a Plextools PI/PO test and have the following results:

 
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PlexTools Professional LE V3.13     Q-Check PI/PO Test
SUM8 w/"Good Accuracy"
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                  PIF        POE        POF
       Avg       0.84          -          -
       Max         12          -          -
     Total      14888          -          0

 
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PlexTools Professional LE V3.13     Q-Check PI/PO Test
SUM1 w/"Good Accuracy"
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                  PIF        POE        POF
       Avg       0.01          -          -
       Max          2          -          -
     Total        890          -          0

Having so many PIF’s is a problem, right?

Thanks in advance!