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Well I just wanted to rip a CD into my music collection as I reliased I have not got this one one here and I get this in both Media player and itunes:



What has happened? I can't rip audio CD's beyond the first track I think. It misses out the whole middle section. This also happens with another CD I decided to try and rip.

The drive is an NEC AD7170S Serial ATA 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter and is now about a year old.

Has the drive gone bad?
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I am going to try updating its firmware.
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I've seen similar things before, but it was almost always a scratched CD for me. If its happening for you with multiple CD's you may need to clean your drive. You can pick up cleaning kits at almost any major electronics store, and most smaller one's too if you don't have one. I doubt your drive is bad after one year, unless you burn an extremely large amount of CD's or your drive is extremely cheap.

Also, the drive could be overheating. Its happened to me with CD drives before. What kind of ambient room temperature you got going on? You may want to crack open your case and blow it out with a can of air too, as too much dust in your case could be causing the drive to heat up.
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I've seen similar things before, but it was almost always a scratched CD for me. If its happening for you with multiple CD's you may need to clean your drive. You can pick up cleaning kits at almost any major electronics store, and most smaller one's too if you don't have one. I doubt your drive is bad after one year, unless you burn an extremely large amount of CD's or your drive is extremely cheap.

Also, the drive could be overheating. Its happened to me with CD drives before. What kind of ambient room temperature you got going on? You may want to crack open your case and blow it out with a can of air too, as too much dust in your case could be causing the drive to heat up.
+1...perfect answer!good advice SonicJoe
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it might be the fact thet the cd is copy protected.
    
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it might be the fact thet the cd is copy protected.
Lol... No because I have ripped these before but have lost the files so want to rip again. I also am now ripping in lossless.

I tried a lens cleaning kit to no avail... In fact it wouldn't even play the audio track that was #2 on it.

I should also say that the drive wont play any songs beyond track 1 either.

Therefore I have just ordered a Pioneer DVR-215DB 20x SATA DVD+/-RW/RAM Black OEM to replace it.

I am picking it up in just over an hour.
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OMG! New drive and still same issue.
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I will now let you know that it was because I did not have Nvidia media sheild installed.

I just did a reformat because of some new stuff coming tommorrow and I have done a fresh install of everything and it works again.

Oh well, I suppose I have a nice Pioneer drive now.
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post #9 of 12
I have been having similar issues since I updated the firmware on my. I can watch movies and listen to music, but it has issues with reading DVD ROM's. Maybe some will have an answer.
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post #10 of 12
I will give you some small advice. NEVER install anything from Nvidia apart from display drivers.I have had so many problems with Nvidia software crap.
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