Hardware failures update

In June, I wrote about my home computer having an apparent hardware failure. I determined the Philips CDRW, which was about 2 years old, was simply not reading the CDs. Whether it was the laser or the motor, I don’t know. A Google search revealed other people with the same model that also failed after about two years.

Planned obsolescence lives on!

The devices do not. 😦

We replaced the drive with a Memorex drive that runs much faster. Burning a CD full of MP3 was a 15 minute process. It now completes in less than 3 minutes with the new drive. And it’s pretty quiet, too. I couldn’t be happier, unless I would have been allowed to buy a DVD burner. 🙂

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