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  1. Hi All

    I have a Dell Dimentia 4700 with an onboard dvd/cd burner. I have ye
    to burn a dvd, but do use it fer cd's.

    I am using it to rip cd for mp3 use and about 3 days ago it had an od
    sound to it, like fan was wacked. Today I took compressor blew ou
    whole computer, the machine is now much much quieter.

    About the same time I noticed it was reading slow for rippin
    purposes. I noticed , But am not teckie enough to understand why
    but it must have been spinning the drive a lot when not in use Tw
    diff anto virus programs say no to virii, adaware and another fin
    the usual assortment of crap and delete the stuff

    SO I am wondering is the drive about to croak, or is in need of
    drive belt, or lube job on the motor or rails

    I believe it is a panasonic drive.

    I have fixed many vcr's and a belt job shouldn't be too devastating t
    do. Harder to get the belt then fix it ,(usually)

    any help appreciated

    respond here or t

    please put in subject line that this isbout the dvd drive ripping



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  2. Tim

    Tim Guest

    DVD burners do not have belts, they are direct drive. And yes the drive
    probably is near the end of it's life. Plan on getting a new one soon.
    That's one of the EOL symptoms, reccurrent reads to get the data read
    off properly.

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  3. Meat Plow

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    Another EOL is that it will load a cd and not a dvd. Certain death follows.

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  4. Try using EAC on a brand new CD and see what happens.
  5. James Sweet

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    After killing a few CD-ROM drives in past years by blowing out computers
    with compressed air I'm always much more careful now and usually remove
    the optical drives first. Doesn't take much to stir up the dust and
    drive it into the optical pickup, once that happens you're best off to
    just buy a new drive, they're not easily serviced on that level.
  6. Try cleaning the lens manually (not a cleaning disc).

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