I have a client with a P3 pc and 512 ram on windows XP
He has a DVD rom and CD writer drive, both of these have worked fine for ages.
However, he bought a pioneer DVD writer off me and after a few days it burnt out but never really worked from day one he only magaged the odd CD-r data disk compilation.
So i changed this with my supplier after testing it on my pc and issued my client with a Benq DVD writer.
This after only a week or so has burnt out too. What i mean is originally the door wouldnt open, then it eventually opened, but then the pc was manually re-booted and the green light didnt come on.
I decided to open up the cd and "void" the warranty knowing that id not get a thired replacement with the supplier and when the PSU of the PC plugs into the back of the burner the board has burn marks and also has a few burn marks on a silver circular thing at the front.
If the original CD-r drive has worked without problems and was put back into the pc for a week between replacing the first DVD burner is this a powr issue? is the PSU not coping with the extra power requirements of the DVD burner?
I look forward to any feedback.