cd/rwdvd combo

  citadel 13:25 19 Apr 2003

I have a samsung cd/rwdvd combo drive it seems to be playing up lately. Does anyone know the average lifespan of a drive?. I have had this one 3 years.

  Paperback Writer 13:31 19 Apr 2003

About 3 years I think.....

But seriously, it depends on how much you've used it really.

When you say "playing up" what do you mean? Could just be a dirty lens or dust affecting it.

  Big Elf 13:44 19 Apr 2003

I dismantled an old CD-RW which failed after about 3 years use and it was completely crammed with compacted dust and fluff even though the room in which my PC is used is relatively dust and fluff free. You could try a CD cleaner product.

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