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CD-RW skips and pops

Postby dragonmike » Sun May 29, 2005 2:45 pm

Ive got a VisionTek Xtasy 40x12x48 (i think its visiontek) CD-RW drive and all the sudden it started having trouble playing back music cd's... it makes a crackling and popping noise or skips during playback but burns fine and the cds burned with it work fine... This burner isnt too old (2 years old, tops)

Also does anyone know the website? visiontek.com is just vid cards...
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Postby DnH500 » Sun May 29, 2005 6:11 pm

Try using one of those lens cleaners and check the ide cable is in right. Could be anything, my dvd reader was acting slow one day so i opened up the box finding the ide cable half out, couldn’t believe it at the time.

funny how it burns fine, i dont think it will be a driver problem if its burning fine :?
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Reading disks

Postby brutus » Sun May 29, 2005 10:59 pm

It seems that cd-rws,dvd drives don't last too long for reading disks.
I didn't get much longer from mine.
There is no repair or other updates wether it be Firmware or drivers that i know of.
Why not make them mp3's when you can ?
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Postby dragonmike » Mon May 30, 2005 4:18 pm

i dont know why it matters that much (my dad keeps complaining about it) Its a MUSIC computer so he has all his music on it, he rarely tests Cd's in it... We just got an external 80gb hard drive (WD 80gb w/8 mb cache and comp usa case for $40) so he should be putting all his music on that, i checked for loose cables and things, it wasnt that though, i tried a lens cleaner but it still didnt work, i suppose ill get him a new one sooner or later :roll:
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Postby DnH500 » Mon May 30, 2005 4:39 pm

well they cheap really, you can get dvd drives for penneys now
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Music PC

Postby brutus » Mon May 30, 2005 10:18 pm

Tell your Dad i have a music PC.But by useing mp3's you can have huge playlists,not 10 tracks at a time.
Another point,it appears that this kind of use has worn it out.
Hense i recommend a seperate music hd like i have.
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