Technical Difficulties

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Well, crap.

I don't know what the hell the deal is, but the DVD drive on my desktop has given up the ghost - AGAIN.  I go through DVD drives faster than I'm having to buy smaller jeans, and it's really starting to piss me off. It usually starts with the drive failing to burn, but quickly escalates to complete uselessness. This time was no different, and now I have my awesome library's copy of Weekends at Bellevue and no drive to import it into my iTunes.

The part of this that really irks me is not that I have to buy yet ANOTHER drive - they're relatively inexpensive, and the Smart Man is great about installing my hardware for me. It's that every time he opens the case to my desktop, it seems like another component fails. That's the part that can get expensive, and fast. I don't really want to spend a ton of extra money this month.

Of course, if I was willing to periodically clean out the case and keep the area clean, then parts might not fail as often. But that's just crazy talk.

5 comments:

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

Heat.

Equipment is obsolescent now before it wears out, but heat will kill it.

Shawn Powers said...

I blame mustachioed dogs. I'm pretty sure they're like anti-matter for DVD drives. Shortly after Donna got Tux (a smaller mustachioed canine), the DVD drive in my laptop failed.

Of course, Tux is quite tiny, so his powers only extended to that one drive.

Janiece said...

New Sony drive has been ordered from New Egg.

We'll see how long this one lasts...

Steve Buchheit said...

Revenge of the Dust Bunnies.

Konstantin B. said...

I've had Sonies, Creative Labs, Panasonics. The drive that lasted the longest is from LG, It still burns nicely after two years now.