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Old 2005-01-24, 03:04 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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My Sony Vaio came with a Sony DL DVD burner, apparently made by LiteOn. It is crapping out, and it is about 6 weeks old. It gets stuck while writing the lead-out. Actually, the discs seem to burn ok, but I have to reboot to unlock the drive to get the disc out. Grrr.

I just have to make time on a day it isn’t 50 below or snowing to take it back for a new one. The guy at the store (Best Buy) told me they would replace it with one off the shelf, so I hope to get a plextor.
i had a sony vaio, and i HATED it!
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Old 2005-01-24, 03:04 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

I have a sony, mine came with a pioneer dvd burner. We've been looking for a pc for the boys so they don't load mine up with games, after talking with the guys at BB they seemed to think it was a great selling point that sony has gone to using lite-on's. I know others have not had any problems with them but after our first experience with them (two drives) giving out at close to the same time, I don't trust them. But that is me. I would suggest talking with DDStree or maybe stephen (raindawg) and see if they can help. SIBLY, keep an eye on newegg.com. they had a plextor on sale about 2 or 3 weeks ago for $90 and I think there was an additional mail in rebate to bring it down even cheaper. I'm monitoring because I want to upgrade ours, only burns 2x (not all the time), they do have a NEC on there for around $65 right now.
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Old 2005-01-24, 03:07 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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The dvds are not all messed up, one up to say ten songs fail md5 and cannot be copied from the dvd.
I had exactly this problem for a while. Slight difference, however.. I'm not sure I was ever able to get it working perfectly from when I installed the Plextor 708a. But finally I installed Nero, and it's been working fine since. No coasters that I recall, since I switched to Nero.

And my issue was like yours. Part of the discs might be readable, but past a point, everything was either not accessible or failed md5. Using Nero solved my problem.
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Old 2005-01-24, 03:53 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

Yep, but solving my problem wasn't the main point.

Don't you have a feeling that you're spending your money on "shiny crap" much more these days than ever before??

I get angry everytime I go to the shop and want some quality stuff... Soundcard, blank dvds/cds, headphones, whatever... It's very hard to find decent products. Who would by a soundcard for 3000 if he can buy one for 1000, no matter what piece of crap the latter is. The sellers even tell you that it's the best you can buy and they don't even stock the former !! You have to really get into the stuff you're buying in order not to get screwed by them. It's quite usual I actually know more than the shop assistant, but it's a must.

damn
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Old 2005-01-24, 04:17 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

Shiny crap indeed. Right on! My 4 year old is quite hapy to get a $.99 Hot Wheels car. Oh, to be young...
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Old 2005-01-24, 04:21 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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i had a sony vaio, and i HATED it!
I love it. The PVR function is awesome. And it is quiet. Just this piece of hardware died and it made me mad. Otherwise, I love it.

Thanks Ms. Dawson, but the warranty will cover the drive.
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Old 2005-01-24, 05:02 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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No conflicting programs, no overburns, speed 1x-4x (DVD+R).

Plextor is a great idea, but hey! I have to spend some money on food!! Take the price of Plextor in US, multiply by 2 and you get the price here. Nowadays Plextor can be purchased for $150 but I bought the burner in July 2004 (Plextors were around $300 those days).

It could have been caused by the media... I'll see...
Yes, the media is to blame for everything.
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Old 2005-01-24, 10:48 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

moving to TB

hopefully you'll get some more replies here

personally, I'm not sure why you're getting coasters. I get about 1 coaster out of every spool and it's usually my fault. I burn data with Nero that came with my burner.
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Old 2005-01-25, 09:27 AM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

I just bought a Lite-On 1633S that was a DOORSTOP, right out of the box.

Won't burn any DVD media at all. Spent the better part of a day reading the Lite-on forums, and the CD Freaks forums, and guess what ? Lite-On Drives have major problems that the manufacturer won't fess up to. Seems like there was a huge batch of these drives that were distro'ed, and are all NFG.

Trying to RMA the drive from the retailer, but I bought it a month ago & just got around to installing it. Any more hassle from this, and I'll just buy a Pioneer and throw the fucking thing in the trash.
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Old 2005-01-26, 08:01 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

I have a pioneer A06, burned about 300 dvds and several hundred cds so far and not even one coaster and i used all kinds of media. My 5 year old plextor cd writer is flawless too. I think i'll stick to Plextor, pioneer & yamaha.
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Old 2005-01-26, 08:24 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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I have a pioneer A06, burned about 300 dvds and several hundred cds so far and not even one coaster and i used all kinds of media. My 5 year old plextor cd writer is flawless too. I think i'll stick to Plextor, pioneer & yamaha.
Yup. Owned Plextor exclusively until I bought a Yamaha F-1 to use that stupid laser disc label thing (that never worked), but it turned out to be a decent CDR burner. Does DAE and audio burns nicely.

Been using the Pioneer drives at work, and have been very pleased. I had a brain fart, and cheaped out... bought the Lite-On, even though I wanted the Pioneer. Saved $60, and threw $70 in the toilet. Ahhhh.. the lessons learned.

I'm RMA'ing the Lite-On, but might just go out and replace it anyhow. I can always Fle-Bay it.
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Old 2005-01-27, 12:17 AM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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I have a pioneer A06, burned about 300 dvds and several hundred cds so far and not even one coaster...
lite-on sohw-1653s (internal)
lite-on ltr-48125w (external firewire)

i use TY discs only and not one coaster though i must say that the 1653s is only one month old as it replaced my old pioneer a03.
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Old 2005-01-27, 07:46 AM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

Here is a list of compatible media for LiteOn DVD burning drives.
Not all forms of media are supported by this drive, and especially at the higher write speeds.
As a result, LiteON has compiled this list of recommended media:


DVD+R 16X: CMC, MCC, Sony

DVD+R9: MCC, Ritek, Ricoh

DVD-R 8X: CMC, GSC, Maxell, MCC, Prodisc, Ritek, Sony, TY

DVD+RW 4X: CMC, Daxon, Infodisc, MCC, Philips, Prodisc, Ricoh, Ritek, Sony

DVD-RW 4X: CMC, JVC, MCC, Princo, Prodisc, Ritek, TDK

CD-R 48X: CMC, Gigastorage, LeadData, Ritek, SAST, TY

Low Speed CD-RW: CMC, Daxon, Gigastorage, Infodisc, LeadData, MCC, Princo, Prodisc, Ricoh, Ritek

High Speed CD-RW: CMC, Daxon, Fornet, Gigastorage, Infodisc, LeadData, MCC, NANYA, Princo, Prodisc, Ricoh, Ritek

Ultra Speed CD-RW: CMC, Daxon, Infodisc, Mitsubishi, Prodisc, Ritek
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Old 2005-01-27, 06:55 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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Here is a list of compatible media for LiteOn DVD burning drives.
Not all forms of media are supported by this drive, and especially at the higher write speeds.
As a result, LiteON has compiled this list of recommended media:
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Lite-On can kiss my big hairy butt. NEVER again will I recommend one of their products.

If you hurry, you can stand under my window... I'll be throwing my RMA'ed 1633S out of it, as soon as it arrives.

Looks like I'll order the Pioneer 109 or 108 drive. Too bad I didn't research this stuff much before I bought. Plextor spoiled me by burning and reading ANYTHING that I threw into the drive. This "recommended media" is a load of crap. Make the drive work, or don't sell the damm thing.

The NEC 3500 series seems decent too. Lots of info at CD Freaks and Anandtech, and now (at least) I have some knowledge about PI and PO error rates, and the tools to check them.

Watta load o' crap....
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Old 2005-01-27, 07:22 PM
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Re: 4th coaster in a row, WTF??

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what about firmware updates? try a different burning program.
my thoughts exactly here

and wazoo...sorry you've had such a bad experience with Lite-On...they've been such a good drive for me for the past few years...
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