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CD WRITER:burning only works at lower speed

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:50 pm
by joebf86
i have a problem. my Cd Writer used to be working well till recently burning process always failed. i mean burning audio cds. when i burn

and today i tried again, but i used a lower speed, 12X, if i m not mistaken. and the burning process went well.
so maybe i can conclude that it works if only at lower speed...

could it be that the cd-writer has worn out? it's 3 years old...

anyone has the answer to my question?
i would really appreciate ur help.

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 12:42 am
by TheWizard
First step would be to try different blank discs. Try a different brand/manufacturer and see if you can burn at a faster speed.

What burner are you using? Make and model please.

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 12:10 pm
by SkaarjMaster
Also, could be the burning software just doesn't like the higher speeds anymore..........maybe it needs to be reinstalled. Do you have the latest firmware for your burner?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:27 am
by joebf86
liteon 48x12x12x

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:31 pm
by TheWizard
If it is the Lite-On LTR-48125W we are talking about, then look for it in the Media Compatibility Thread. You will find plenty of discs that burn over 12X; buy a pack of them to ensure better burning results. Double-check to see if the discs you are currently burning at only 12X are in the thread. They may be listed and the results may speak for themselves.

I would also recommend what SkaarjMaster said, check the firmware of your burner. A program like Nero CD-DVD Speed can inform you of the firmware, as well as other programs.