I’ve been using the Lite-on SHM-165P6S for about a year now with no major problems, until recently.
The problem is that it does not seem to burn DVD-R discs correctly. While the burning process finishes normally the files on the disc are unreadable. This holds true for the latest files added on the dics, (the ones written away from the center). The files written near the center seem to be ok.
This has only happened rarely in the past but it seems to be appearing all the time now.
The firmware version in the latest (MS0R). I am using the same discs I have always been using (Verbatim DVD-R discs). I have been using nero 6 before and installed the new nero trial version (8) but the problem persists.
I also tried clearing the OPC History but that didn’t work either.
Any ideas how to fix it, or is it time to get a new DVD-RW drive?