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    Unhappy DVD/CD writer problems

    This morning I put a music cd into the drive - and it was 'missing' and 'skipping' while playing, so after searching on this forum I then went to Dick Smith and bought a dry laser cleaner disc. I followed the instructions - inserted into the drive and pressed 'play'. It DIDN'T. It did however, work in the TV DVD player - so it does work there.

    My questions are:
    Should it clean my computer DVD reader/writer drive?
    What am my missing?
    Do I need a new optical drive?

    The current drive (LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S ) has given me sterling service - how DARE it pack a sad on me!

    As always - TIA.
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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Does it only skip etc on this One Music CD - or does it do it to all music CD's ?
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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    No - more than one BUT not on commercial discs, only homeburnt ones. Bother...
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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    So, what program did u use??

    To make the music cd's?

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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Quintessential Player & WIndows Media Player 9. There is the odd skip/pause on the commercial disc, but much less than on the 'homedone' ones.
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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Quote Originally Posted by R.M. View Post
    Quintessential Player & WIndows Media Player 9. There is the odd skip/pause on the commercial disc, but much less than on the 'home done ones.
    You used these to play them on?

    What program/s did you use to burn (not play) the music cd's?

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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Oops - sorry!

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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Hmm ok and did you select MP3 or Audio CD in Nero, NOT data CD??

    Thats if you want the cd to play in a normal cd as well.

    Did u try it in a normal cd player, if you made an audio cd (or MP3 cd), if your standalone cd player can play MP3 cd's?

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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Aha - that gives clues to solutions to other unmentioned problems!

    No - I didn't select mp3 or Audio CD, I just 'copied' so, no I didn't try it on a normal cd player.
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    Default Re: DVD/CD writer problems

    Well you have to select Audio CD (then add the MP3's to it, you'll only get maybe 17-18 MP3's on a CD).

    Or MP3 CD (If your stereo / standalone CD/DVD player can play MP3's, you'll get around 200-250 MP3's on a CD).

    You dont copy MP3's across to the cd.

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