My 203b seems to be having read problems. I'm wondering if its on its way out. It has no problems burning (I did a scan of a burned disc on my benq 1655 and it got a 97, so burning is ok.). I used Vertabin 16x +R's burned at 12x and 2.4x DL's burned at 4x.
The discs also play back fine in the 1655. The benq is on the motherboards IDE port though. Allthough I don't seem to be experience any slowdowns or read problems on the hard drives? Its an IBM chipset, about 2 years old. 6 SATA ports (the 203b on its own port and 4 hard drives).
I'm not to adverse with the insides of a burner. Does it use different lasers for read/write? Is it possible theres a problem with the reading laster, but the burning laser is ok?
Anyone else experience similar problems? It just stutters on playback. I burned 720p mkv files to disc, and it just stutters when i try to play it back, which makes me think its not reading fast enough. It used to work fine.