What are the common symptoms of a defective drive?

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What are the common symptoms of a defective drive?


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Common symptoms are (NOT listed in order of importance):

  • if the drive is a burner, produces a lot of coasters
  • strange noises when the drive read and/or write discs
  • the drive doesn’t recognize any media, both blank or burned/pressed
  • a DVD burner read and write correctly DVD discs but NOT CD discs (or vice versa)