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Thread: Lite-On 16x DVD Dead




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    My Lite-On DVD drive started having problems last week. It would take longer than usual to load a disc and once loaded it would take 3 times longer than usual to load a file. Then a few days ago it seemed to go into a loop trying to read a file. Yesterday it quit working at all. The drive is 11 months old. The reviews on NewEgg seem to indicate that the Lite-On drives aren't lasting long for others either. I'm not sure if I want to replace it with another Lite-On due to the life. Anyone else here have a Lite-On die on them?

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    have you tried cleaning it? It doesn't take much dust for optical drives to start acting up
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    have you tried cleaning it? It doesn't take much dust for optical drives to start acting up
    No, I've not tried that. I have a cleaner I use for my DVD player. Can I use that same disc in a DVD-ROM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lava Lamp Freak
    I have a cleaner I use for my DVD player. Can I use that same disc in a DVD-ROM?
    yes, that should be fine. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work.
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    To use the lens cleaner requires that the drive is functional.

    I put the disc in and it spins it around a couple times like the other discs but never does anything. If I double click the drive it says to insert a disc.

    I think the drive is just dead. I have an old Dell thats 4 years old and its CD-ROM is still working. I don't think its just a dust issue.

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    I can't say about the LiteOn issue as I haven't used this brand of drive before, but I've been using my Pioneer DVD drive for better than 2 years. Just food for thought.
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    I have 3 of those LiteOn drives with 1 bein' a couple of years old (the others about 15months old) but they still work well. 11 months old, isn't it still under warranty? :?:

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    Check your event viewer.(control panel/administrative tools/event viewer. Does it say anything about bad block(s) on that drive? I have had a few customers that insist on using dvd drives despite having an occasional bad block error. When it is totally dead, thats all it should say for every try. I had a us drive (cyberdrive) dvd-rom that had a 3 month life. Died the same way you described. By the time I was sure it was dead, I had over 200 error events in the viewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Check your event viewer.(control panel/administrative tools/event viewer. Does it say anything about bad block(s) on that drive?
    This is all the event viewer says.

    The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.
    I flashed the drive to the latest fireware yesterday hoping maybe that would fix it. It successfully flashed but still won't' read a disc.

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    See if it is still under warranty and if it will be honoured.(if it is, do not open it)
    When I tried to rma that cyberdrive, evertime I contacted them they pretended to not speak english(usa).
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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