[conspire] CD-RW laser going into failure?

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Feb 1 20:55:16 PST 2006

At what speed are you burning? Does the same problem occur with CD-RW
media? Did you flash the firmware to version 1.14? Changelog:


On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 20:06:07 -0800, Eric De Mund wrote:

> Gentlemen, Ladies, Members of the Court, Children of All Ages,
> My 12-18-month-old TEAC CD-W552E CD-RW is having trouble burning low-end
> CD-Rs these days. Is my laser just getting old and hence weak? Or do I
> just need to go out and get a CD cleaner disc?
> The offensive behavior is: I burn a CD (under Nero; this is under
> Windows and not under Linux) and the burn, itself, seems to succeed, but
> the data verification fails with e.g.
>     Read error at sector 252281
>     Read errors from sector 252300 to 252321
>     Read errors from sector 252340 to 252341
>     Read errors from sector 252360 to 252361
>     Read errors from sector 252380
> Now, I've stuck a nozzle of a can of air in the drive-with-ejected-tray,
> and some dust did come out, but the read errors persist. Need I get a
> cleaner disc? Or does this CD-RW, after having burned discs at the rate
> of approximately 1 CD-R per day for the last year, now have a laser
> that's not capable any longer of writing at full strength?
> Regards, and thank you for indulging this hardware rather than linux
> question,
> Eric

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