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  1. #1

    Default CD Writer Issues

    Is it really true that a CD Writer Laser only burns so many CD's and then runs out? I've burnt hundreds of CD's over about 2 years now and my Writer is still going...

    Fact or Myth?

  2. #2

    Default Re: CD Writer Issues

    Everything will die sooner or later.

    So I'd imagine that yes it could happen but is unlikely.

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    Default Re: CD Writer Issues

    I don't believe there are a set number of burns, then it shuts down. A bit like a car - it will go so many kilometres then die.... not that you know how many kilometres that is...

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    Default Re: CD Writer Issues

    Laser life varies and I suspect original quality (=cost) may have some bearing on it.

    As an indication, a really expensive CD player (component audio type) would run for 2 years 24/7 with music on hold before it would die. A cheaper one about 18 months.

    The output from a burner is high, and I would expect it to last a much shorter time in hours, but then its not on 24/7.

    By the time its nbg, technology has marched on anyway.

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