Drive woun't handle CD's

David Fox dfox94085 at
Fri Jul 25 20:47:32 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:56 AM, John Masters <johnmasters at> wrote:
> My CD/DVD drives last exactly {WARRANTY}+1 day :)

I recently had to replace both my settop dvd recorder (a Toshiba,
about 2 or 3 years old) after it stopped being able to read nearly any
dvd I put in it. My even older JVC started exhibiting the same trouble
after a couple of years as well. And my computer DVD drive (a NEC)
started exhibiting problems reading dvds - I'd put in a disc, start
vlc, and it would complain about access errors reading every track.
Apparently, it thought there was a CD in there, not a DVD. CDs played
fine on it.

Now I have a brand new Sony dvd player for the TV and when I upgraded
my machine I got a Pioneer SATA dvd-rw drive. Works much better,
although I sometimes get the same access errors when I put in a DVD.
But those are temporary, it seems, as I just reload the media. It
sometimes takes a little while for everything to settle so that I can
start up a player.

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