I bought a new DVD drive, “hl-dt-st DVDRAM GSA-4081b” from LG. It worked fine for a couple of days - I was able to burn video DVDs. Then suddently, it started to display an error message (Im using Nero) that said “burn process failed, focus or tracking error”. It always worked up to like 90% of the burning process then it stopped. When I put the DVD in a DVD player, it seems to work but it “lags” at the end. Also, my drived stop recognising normal CDs, it only recongnised DVDs. I tried 2 different DVD types for burning, always the same error, at different times during the process. I tried to burn data DVDs, and the last files are corrupted. Then, my previously burned and working DVDs didnt work anymore. I reload them several times, restart the PC, but the DVD drive appears as empty. And once ot of eight times or so, the DVD works perfectly and dispalys the files.
I was thinking that its probably hardware troubles, or maybe some dust inside. I tried to blow air in the DVD drive, it seems to have helped one time. Could it be dust, or maybe the PC is shaking too much, or maybe because I have a CD drive loaded also at the same time? Is there any way to clean a DVD drive like opening the case or puttind a special cleaning dvd (??) inside.
Thanks for your help.