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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Sep. 30th, 2007 01:29 am
ugh.

My CD burner is no longer working -- it consistently writes frisbees that fail checksums starting about 2/3rds of the way through the disc. (But at least the DVD-burner part of the drive still works fine.)

So now I have to call Dell and get them to replace it. Grrrr.

Edit: My suspicion about the lens being fucked up was correct. Compressed air wins. Also, Dell wins for providing useful information in their automated email responses for once -- I didn't think compressed air and lenses mixed, but apparently I was wrong. >.>

It's managed to burn a CD correctly. Let's see if it can do it again.

Edit Again: No, it couldn't. Time to poke Dell again.

-- Des

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Sun, Sep. 30th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)

Not a software issue? What burn program do you use?


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Sun, Sep. 30th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)

Not a software issue. Far as the software is concerned, everything is fine until the OS tries to read the CD.

Using cdrtools on Linux.


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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Mon, Oct. 1st, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)

Thanks. Are there drivers you could update?


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Oct. 1st, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)

They're already up-to-date. It just uses the standard in-kernel ATA driver, which AFAIK has been stable for quite some time now.

The fact that it's random (i.e. different blocks every time, even when burning the same thing) strongly suggests that it's hardware. The fact that it burns fine on the Windows machine suggests it's not a bad-media issue. That leaves a physical problem with the drive, or the path between the drive and the motherboard.


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trema_slo
trema_slo
T.L.
Mon, Oct. 1st, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)

Yup.


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kion
kion
Kevin Kress
Sun, Sep. 30th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)

kick it


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Oct. 1st, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)

I'm sure the laser lens would love that. ;P


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