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strange problem

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:30 am
by bellissimopython
I have a TS-L633C on my dell laptop.
It seem it is dead because the written CDs have so much errors that are unreadable.
I tryed to flash the firmware but nothing was changed. Then the cd/dvd writer seems finally dead.
My question is:
I may damage my cd writer flashing the wrong firmware ?

And, a virus could be damage my cd writer making a fake firmware flashing with the aim of damage my writer ?

Those question come up from the following facts:
I have a tsstcorp cd writer on my macbook, but it does not work.
I bought a new i7 with 16 giga ram and a working tsstcorp and after some weeks it has stopped to work.
I substitute it with a new one that it worked but after few weeks it has stop to work.
I have this dell laptop with a broken tsstcorp cd writer..

So it's very strange.. I suspect to have a virus that damage my cd writer.
So it is theoretically possible ?

thanks very much

Re: strange problem

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:43 pm
by Ian
Anything is possible.. but I have not heard of a virus that does that.

I would start with the discs you're using. What brand/manufacturer? Maybe try different media?