Oh, then you are lucky. I've had several cd/dvd drives go bad. In fact
the one in my laptop bit the dust and i have to make do with an external
drive until I can send it into H.P. for repairs. Like any electronic
device it depends on how much you use it. If you burn a lot of disks, do
weekly back ups, etc then your drive is more likely to fail than someone
who barely uses it.
True enough. Maybe sony learned from there mistakes with the ps1 and
ps2. I'm sure some sega cd units haven't been serviced at all, it'd be
neat to see statistics on older cd based consoles vs. newer ones.
Oh, another thing I'm wondering, I wonder what the wii is like with
discs? My gamecube started acting wierd, it would randomly not read a
disc so I had to reset it. With soul Kalliber, I rented it, and it would
I know for a fact that on sega cds with the front loading design (tray),
the tray motor would die. I have a Panasonic discman here from 1992 and
it still works flawlessly. I've also noticed how companies now started
skimping on ports, buttons and switches.
Quite wierd though is the fact that I've had absolutely no problem with
computer cd drives. New or old. They all work great.
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