to our experts in the thread... may i consult you regarding my PC DVD drive (asus 16x DVD optical drive)... i've been noticing lately that it has been rejecting a lot of the CDs, VCDs & DVDs i've been feeding it... this did not happen before... can our experts help me on the following questions...
1. What is the lifespan of a PC DVD Drive? Mine has been in use for at least 2 years now.
2. Can my problem be solved by cleaning the optical lense? If yes, how do you clean it when you can't physically open the drive.
3. From the situation I mentioned, can it be concluded that my optical drive is busted already?
thanks in advance for your assistance...
Asus optical drives really wears out fast.
Based on personal experience and my friend's experience
Buy something a bit more reliable, Liteon is already tortured tested, so I'm sure you won't have a problem with it
Buy a Combo drive, CD-RW or DVD-RW drives, they are a lot more durable and can read most cds and dvds
Cleaning it will help, a bit, sometimes, it can make matters worse. Better throw it out, anyway, a new optical drive is cheap nowadays
Busted? Hmmm... not entirely, but going there