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Old Nov 02, 2002, 05:04 AM
VEFF VEFF is offline
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Question CD DVD burner collecting dust because tray stays open after burn overnight :(

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For some reason Veritas RecordNow is allowing the tray of my
DRU-500A DVD/CD burner to eject after every successful burn, even though I specifically have the 'Do not eject' option enabled...
It therefore has stayed open for hours overnight on two separate occasions now.

The first time I didn't know it was going to happen of course.
The second time I went to lie down in bed while it was burning a DVD, and either fell asleep or forgot it was burning; so once again the tray stayed open for hours.

How bad is this for the drive?
I know it was only twice, but I know how sensitive an optical (DVD or CD drive) can be to foreign particles (usually dust).

Is it worth getting a can of compressed air and blowing it into the drive?
Can blowing compressed air into the burner actually make it worse?

I may be paranoid, but I just wanted to check if it could actually pose nay problems?

Thanks for your opinions and/or tips!
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Old Nov 02, 2002, 07:24 AM
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compressed air is ok as long as the can doesn't shoot liquid.

odd that keeps ejecting anyways ... try a different app?
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Old Nov 02, 2002, 08:52 AM
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[i]Originally posted by 420 [/i]
[B]compressed air is ok as long as the can doesn't shoot liquid.

odd that keeps ejecting anyways ... try a different app? [/B]
Thanks for the info. I might also try blowing into it carefully, although that might just blow the dust (if any) around the drive

Regarding using another app:
It is a new drive (DRU-500A), and my usual app (for DVD video at least) Stomp RecordNow [B]Max[/B] doesn't support it yet.

Veritas RecordNow does support it (and works great for DVD video) but that is the app that keeps ejecting tjhe tray after a successful burn.

Nero supports the drive (as of, but I haven't trusted Nero with DVD video in the past. I would like to give it a shot, but I only have one blank DVD-R disc left (I am waiting for a new shipment of 30 blank DVD-Rs on Monday).

I burned my first home movie as DVD video on a DVD-R disc (a while back) and it played in my Apex, so I thought all was fine.
I burned 7 more with Nero, before one day LUCKILY finding out that my Toshiba DVD changer (which can't read CD-R/CD-RW media) can read DVD-R. The Toshiba didn't play any of the Nero-burned DVD video DVD-R discs.
I then stopped using Nero and used Stomp RecordNow Max, and the DVD video DVD-Rs it created played not only on the Apex but also on the Toshiba, so I started using that...
I later got an Xbox, and that also plays the Stomp, but not the Nero discs...
This confirms that there was a problem (which ahead software posted in their change log).

I will try Nero again, since they have made numerous changes since it last wasn't working ( (even though they said it had been fixed).
I checked yesterday and it seems like they have made some changes with the DVD video compilation... As soo nas the blanks come in I'll try Nero again.

I do happily use Nero for most of my VCDs.

This ended up going a 'bit' off the original topic didn't it?

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