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blake639

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I have an LG Lightscribe dvd burner. I've probably had about 4 or 5 now. What happens is, I use it, and after about 3-6 months of burning, it stops working, and I buy a new one. Just wondering what I can do to fix it. I know there's something called firmware, but I have no idea what I'm doing, lol. I can usually burn a disc in 15-20 minutes, it's now taking almost an hour to burn a disc. Thanks to anyone who can help me.
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Neil Jones

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How much burning do you do? How many disks in that length of time?
Consumer devices aren't meant to be used day-in and day-out endlessly.
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Yeah, I do a whole lot of burning. I figured I could update the firmware and it would work again, I've just never tried to do it.
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Updating firmware isn't going to solve the fact that the laser wears out after six months because you're effectively using it day in and day out. No consumer writing device used endlessly will last more than six months as it's not designed for that. What exactly are you burning and how many disks are you getting through a month?

Edited by Neil Jones, 28 July 2009 - 01:50 PM.

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