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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 07:54:46 PM »
Yeah, at that price it's definitely not a bad idea :)

plextools is overrated, though. It's supposed to do flawless rips even in burst mode, but it doesn't...
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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2009, 02:07:01 AM »
well i bought this drive and i do love it great drive. i also have 15 of the qflix ccs enabled DVDs but i cant find the roxio venue program to use to get the movies and use the QFLIX feature even after googling for weeks!!! anyone here use qflix?
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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2009, 04:57:01 AM »
To replace a dvd drive would be as much work as checking the connections.

Here's an external dvd burner to consider.

http://www.tigerdire...ls.asp?EdpNo=4442292

With our xchange rate that's almost my monthly pension! ;D

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 07:16:57 AM »
To replace a dvd drive would be as much work as checking the connections.

Here's an external dvd burner to consider.

http://www.tigerdire...ls.asp?EdpNo=4442292

With our xchange rate that's almost my monthly pension! ;D
i only paid 25 usd for it
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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2009, 02:44:13 AM »
Good price, but add P&P to 'Darkest' Africa' plus another $10 at Post Office for import..... ;D

Cheapest I can get here is around $60.

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2009, 04:02:00 AM »
if its any consolation I end up paying 50-85$ import fees for some of the music i listen too lol
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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2009, 05:05:15 AM »
Sorry that I missed this so long ago  :huh:

To me, the simple answer of not wasting the disks troubleshooting is to use a RW disk.  Did I miss that somewhere?  That said, I agree with pretty much everything else said here about replacing usually being easier and cheaper than the time spent troubleshooting the issue if a simple firmware upgrade doesn't work.

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2009, 09:18:20 AM »
I agree steeladept - I only use RW for myself!
if its any consolation I end up paying 50-85$ import fees for some of the music i listen too lol

Yikes - better be good music!  ;D

I replaced my Burner only to discover it was my MOBO it's last legs - new MOBO and CPU is in the pipeline (have to get both as MOBO too 'old' at 4 years) - Thank goodness I have a good friend who builds PC's and can do at cost!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2009, 10:51:39 AM »
as MOBO too 'old' at 4 years
I bought a new monitor a few days ago for a backup machine.
Thought I'd update the video driver.
The two-year-old video card is now 'legacy' equipment with no driver updates.

I guess it's fair enough, the card still does all I'll ever want from it, and more.

Do you recall the days, before computers, when one bought a decent piece of equipment and expected to enjoy it for life?

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2009, 12:57:17 AM »
Same here - my 2 year old Video Card has no updates!

When we came to SA over 30 years ago we bought a small Toshiba Fan - still works! And we used it almost 15 hours a day in Summer until we recently bought a remote control fan on a stand, which will probably last a couple years!  ;D

My Mum's still going after 81 years....  :Thmbsup: ;)

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2009, 08:15:41 AM »
30 years ago we bought a small Toshiba Fan - still works! ...
recently bought a remote control fan...
My Mum's still going after 81 years....
Those Toshiba and remote jobs are okay but I see that her biggest fan is you.

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2009, 02:38:33 AM »
 ;D :Thmbsup: You're right!

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Re: dvd burner crisis
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2009, 12:00:58 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D