Solved: DVD/CD-R drive makes weird noises when writing

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acealive1

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i just got the replacement toshiba lightscribe drive in the mail yesterday and it plays EVERYTHING fine but will NOT write without making u think the drive is about to self destruct. it gives off these weird crunching sounds like the drive is laboring really bad and it takes a minute for it to eject when this happens. can anyone help me before i call HP tomorrow and rip them a new one? unless im overlooking somethin i'd say i got a faulty drive.......AGAIN.
 
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Don't write at max speed. Better test with lower speed option 16x or 24x. If it is again producing sound then call for ur h/w vendor. Try good quality media while writing not the cheaper one.
 

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mkn4372 said:
Don't write at max speed. Better test with lower speed option 16x or 24x. If it is again producing sound then call for ur h/w vendor. Try good quality media while writing not the cheaper one.
i totally appreciate you help,bro. there was no other outcome when i set it at a lower speed. *sighs* well,HP has some explaining to do now. thanks again for taking time out to give input. i also notice they gave me a different model.........DVD RAM is the properties name, so im gonna go ape on these people when i call.
 

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UPDATE:


i got on the horn with HP and had to lie to them to get them to send the dvd drive i spoke of previously because they wanted me to blank my hard drive so "obliged" and told them i did already. so they sent me the drive that sounded like it was going to self destruct,then i sent that back and got another one which worked fine. i must have the worst luck with these because this one works fine. to anyone that helped,thank you. who knew u could get a replacement drive that was as bad as your broken drive

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also, NEVER let them remote your PC and do the hard drive recovery. let them do anything but,and then call them back and tell them u did it on your own and it still wasnt the problem. you'll get your warranty covered parts a lot quicker and not have to start over.
 
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