[QUOTE=Cressida;2039330]An EEPROM restore can only be done if you’ve made a backup previously (preferably when the drive was new). I only mentioned it as a routine measure, as I’m not sure it played a role in keeping my drive operational.
I cleaned the lens (carefully) with a Q-tip and some desinfectant alcohol after opening up the drive. Cleaning discs probably aren’t as effective and some say they may even knock the optics out of alignment (no personal experience).
Looking at minaelromany’s experience, it’ll be a slim chance, but I’ve been using mine a lot since cleaning and the recognition of booktyped DVD+R hasn’t been a problem at all anymore.[/QUOTE]
I don’t have the time nor patience to open up the drive and clean the lense. 2 years back may be I would have done it but, now impossible.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestion. DVD Burner’s are cheap now so, I guess I should buy a new one.
Any specific model you recommend?