Anyone have a "technical" explanation/confirmation of what happens?
I successfully burned a Ridata x4 dvd+rw twice. On the third burn I got a bad record 3.5 hours into it but the standalone kept burning for the remaining 2.5 hours.
On playback, the machine(s) will just stop, freeze, then crash at 3.5 hours. I looked at the disk and there was a matchhead size dark spot. I assumed this was a patch of bad dye and the disk was no good from 3.5 hours out.
I kept using the disks for short records but on occassion it would run long and hit the spot with the same effect.
NOW--I just used the disk and purposefully overrecorded in order to get the exact time to the bad spot for better usage and amazing the disk is working perfectly ok now and the dark spot is no longer there.
Now I'm wondering if the dye spot was bad OR if the recorder put down a patch of overburn or whatever???
Anyway, I'm going to go back thru my spindle of bad dvd=rw's and see if any others will auto-heal themselves.
Anyone "know" what "technically" probably happened??? Thanks.