Question about LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder
Something has to be the cause, but it could be several things. RW discs are supposed to be rewritten many times over, research suggests even hundreds if not 1000 times. In reality, i doubt you will get 1000 rewrites, but should be able to get way more than 6-10.
I would suspect it is one of the following things:
-Discs are old or defective, RW discs don't last forever and can become compromised from heat, age, etc... or could be a bad batch
-Discs are getting scratched - many people will stack up the discs, this scratches them up pretty bad, always put them back into a single case to avoid scratches, even finger prints can get on the surface and effect reading or writing. Make sure they're scratch free and clean.. if you do have to clean the surface, always wipe away from the center straight to the ouside, not in circles (data is stored in circles around like a record, circular scratches take out huge chunks of data)...
-Your dvd reader/writer may be malfunctioning or failing. All dvd players and writers use lasers to read and write data, they usually don't last forever.. the read or write laser could be going bad, resulting in bad playback or weak data writing, or maybe even over powered data writing causing the disc material to get damaged more permanently.
if your issue is the dvd player itself, the only way to know would be to check out some completely different discs (brand new) and see how they work out, or try using your current discs on a computer burner or something else and determining if its just bad media.
of course, if the discs are scratch free and totally clean and good looking, and you have issues on several brands, types, ages, then suspect your dvd player/burner going bad..
hopefully this helps somewhat, let me know if you have further questions or more info. thanks
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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