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Burner burning bad DVDs possible from dog hair

by gollem18 / October 10, 2009 9:29 AM PDT

I have a dvd burner that I have used for a bout 100 dvd's. There are times eately that the dvds do notbuirn well and pioxel up the stop. I think it is from my black labs hair getting in. It gets everywhere. When we dust you could make a new dog from all the hair. How can I clean this drive or I am I deluding myself and just need to pop for a new one? Hpow many burns is a drive good for anyhow?

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get a new one...
by d_adams / October 10, 2009 10:22 AM PDT

If it's not burning properly, then it is probably broken, for whatever reason. It should last for way more than 100 burns, but these things do sometimes just fail unexpectedly and for no visible reason. Next time, keep the computer somewhere less hairy, and maybe the drive will last longer!

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I doubt it
by Jimmy Greystone / October 10, 2009 10:37 AM PDT

I doubt it. I had a computer once, and had a dog that was a mix of black lab, golden retriever, and schnauzer, which are all breeds known for rampant shedding. This dog died about 8 years ago, and we STILL find hairs from him in the house on occasion. Never once had any issues with a CD/DVD burner.

Like the other poster said, sometimes drives just fail way earlier than they should. It's rare, but it happens. And for every person that wins the lottery, there's someone with equally rotten luck. In this instance, that seems to be you. It sucks, but what are you going to do about it? All you can do really, is buy a new one and move on. If you're really concerned, this can be a good excuse to get a few hepa filters for the house to try and trap some of those dog hairs.

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