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SurferJoe46
15-04-2016, 04:24 AM
I'm constantly getting errors on a Litescribe CD/DVD/BT optical that tells me the media I am using is unwriteable. I've tried DVD+R, DVD-R, big name, small names - no go. Any ideas?

The discs ARE writeable on this 32-bit old tyme 'puter.

Running Zorin-32, generic DVD/CD R/W, Brasero here.
Running Puppy-64, Litescribe CD/DVD/BT R/W, Brasero on suspect machine.

Puppy can 'see' the drive, and can read from it - just that burning gets all flamboozeled.

autechre
18-04-2016, 10:11 AM
Could be a dud drive... the lasers do fail after a while.

Zippity
18-04-2016, 10:38 AM
Have you run an optical cleaner disc through your writer lately?

1101
18-04-2016, 11:21 AM
Could be a dud drive... the lasers do fail after a while.

+1 . A dud drive would seem the obvious answer.
Dont go buying a cleaning disk, Ive yet to see those work. If you allready have one, then nothing to loose I guess. You can clean the lens manually , but if it reads OK chances are
it doesnt need cleaning .

Swap the to drives on the 2 PC's & retest . Perhaps its just some puppy weirdness ?

Zippity
18-04-2016, 12:47 PM
+1 . A dud drive would seem the obvious answer.
Dont go buying a cleaning disk, Ive yet to see those work. If you allready have one, then nothing to loose I guess. You can clean the lens manually , but if it reads OK chances are
it doesnt need cleaning .

Swap the to drives on the 2 PC's & retest . Perhaps its just some puppy weirdness ?

Has worked for me in the past :)

SurferJoe46
18-04-2016, 12:56 PM
I did the cleaner thing last thing this AM before I went to bed at 03:00. Now I'm up again so I'll give it a whirl.

I'll also try a tower swap to see too.

Thanks.

SurferJoe46
20-04-2016, 04:15 AM
FIXED...................

it was a bad ribbon cable. Whodathunk?

Zippity
20-04-2016, 01:10 PM
well bugger me.................

SurferJoe46
20-04-2016, 03:26 PM
Yeah --- I've said it b4:

"When you hear hoof beats, don't assume 'ZEBRAS' ".