cd stuck in cd drive after failed burn
ceo at l-i-e.com
Wed Sep 15 14:52:25 PDT 2004
Anthony Philipp wrote:
> Well I did insert the paper clip into the drive,
Sometimes, you have to bend that clip a bit, in order to hit the trigger.
You'll also often meet considerable resistance -- It's a manual over-ride,
and you gotta push way harder than you might think...
About as hard as that eject button on a floppy drive, and you're doing
this with a paper clip, mind you.
> and it did not respond. I
> have not had time to try and reproduce it, but I have burned cds with this
> media at 32x before with no problems. In fact I've done this many times,
> but this is the first time I've had the problem with the cd getting stuck
> in the drive. Also I have not changed the OS since. I dont really have
> access to other media since I bought 100 of these, but they've worked
> before so I have no reason to suspect the media. I'll try to reproduce it
I burn through about 300 CDs every month or so.
It's a live music venue with music EVERY night, and we archive every show
(except Open Mic) to CDR (2 copies) plus give a free copy to the artist,
and then maybe sell a couple CDRs to the audience on the spot.
A visual inspection before you try to use a CDR is always good.
Hold it up to a strong light and check for holes in the media.
Every few hundred, I'll spot one with a pin-hole (or worse) and just toss it.
At $0.15 a pop, I don't really worry too much about wasting a CDR...
Certainly less painful than fighting with a stuck CD because a burn went bad.
Of course, there are STILL *rare* times when visual inspection doesn't
catch it -- and I generally assume a software fault at that point,
particularly since in the past, it's been reproducible. (cdrecord under
You can spend more on CDRs, and get better quality control, but I've found
I get better value with the cheapest CDRs and a visual inspection to toss
the obvious rejects.
PS Anybody know a CDR manufacturer that wants to sponsor a live music
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