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  1. #1
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    Acer CD-RW writes half CDs

    Hi!

    We have had an ACER 6206A CDRW for a year. We use EasyCD-creator 3.5b with it.
    It has worked fine over a year. But now when I burn it starts burning, burns for some seconds or even minutes - then it stops!
    I get an error report including buffer underun even if the source is the HD!
    So here I am with bunch of semi burned CDs for the paperbasket...
    Does anyone have a clue?

    Kind regards
    Markus Englund, Sweden

  2. #2
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    hi there,

    It may be a heat problem. CDRW's can get very hot (laser, gears, etc.) Does it have a fan blowing into it? Over time if it is too hot, you will start to have problems like these.

  3. #3
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    Couple of suggestions that may or may not help. Defrag your hard drive, disable power management, close all extra programs before burning the cd's. Update the drives to your cdrom drive and the adaptec software if you can. And last I always reboot my computer before burning a cd to refresh windows resources.

  4. #4
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    what solo said, plus make sure you have plenty of space- windows swap and not sure about ezcd, with nero i can set up a cache folder.

  5. #5
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    Try formattin your hdd, your hdd.
    So that you don't have too many loose files on your comp.

  6. #6
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    Oh yeah, try using a different Burning program, i used to use Easy cd creator, it works the first few times, then it started to #$%^ up, i get error messages like error out put device and stuff..
    so i started using a program called cdrwin
    and i haven't had a problem with that....yet...
    so give that a go..

  7. #7
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    Sorry - I have tried all that.
    I think it is a pure hardware defect.
    Anyone have a link to a repair-tips page?

    Kind regards
    Markus

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