bad laser on combo drive?
- Hi, I am the increasingly less proud new owner of a 3150h. Having
rec'd it Friday(via bestbuy.com) I successfully burnt 1 cd (and
formatted a direct cd) before the cd recording drive started giving
For burning / copying a cd (with Roxio), the drive happily scans in
the entire cd, spits out the source one, but freezes shortly after a
new (blank) cd is inserted. It then (after 45 or so seconds of
nothing) gives the following errors:
E80041882: CD error - power calibration error - [03/73/03]
E80041925: TrackWriter error - command retry failed - [t7118]
The person at the 24/7 help suggested that doing a system restore
might help, but he seemed convinced that the writing laser has gone
out of whack and the drive will need to be replaced/refurb'ed.
To echo what many of you have written before, I would prefer not to
send in the computer right off the bat (despite the 3 day turn around
If it is really broken, I might brave going back to best buy and
demonstrating that it is defective, and roll the dice once more on a
different one, perhaps risking other potential defects.
One question I do have is regarding the fan & spacebar problems. Do
these tend to show up immediately, or do they develop as the laptop
Thank you for your help and I wish my first post to the list was not
one of frustration.