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Old 2013-05-27, 08:08 PM
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Re: CD Burning Problem

Yes, drives "burn out" - I had one fail recently...
I've read that they DO have a limited number of discs they can write effectively. Not an "exact" number, but after a few thousand, you can be sure they're not burning the same as they were when the drive was brand spankin' new, right? I mean, its a mechanical device, with all sorts of moving parts. Somethings bound to go wrong in there somewhere.
It's a cheap enough replacement. Hell, I got a recycled one for free that didn't get much use in its first owner's tower until I got my own newer one.
Sorry about your bad luck in getting a lemon drive. Better luck next time!
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