CD Drive Clicking Noise - No play

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by r16sby, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. r16sby

    r16sby MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2012
    Toshiba L300D Vista 32 bit SP2

    A friend recently copied a large film across two blank, same make, brand new CD-R discs.

    Disc 2 plays perfectly (as do many other CD's and DVD's).

    Disc 1 clicks a few times, starts to spin, clicks a few times and then sits dormant. No message, no self ejection. If I manually eject and retry the exact same happens, the ticks are the same type and same pattern.
    The disc is not recognised.

    However, when I try both discs in another machine, they BOTH play fine.

    If I try Disc 1 back in the Tosh it still does the same same ticking etc.

    Both machines are using VLC as default player.
    Machine 2 is running XP.

    I have subesequntly copied the files to a usb stick and all is well but what is the fault with the Toshiba please anyone?
  2. gabris[LT]

    gabris[LT] MDL Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    I think one of the discs was damaged due to high burning speed. :)
  3. r16sby

    r16sby MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2012
    Hi, thanks for looking at this for me.

    Is it poissible that a 'damaged' disc might be read in one machine but not in another, possibly because the disc reader is more sensitive to partial faults?

    Thanks again.
  4. mikki121

    mikki121 MDL Novice

    Mar 9, 2012
    Hi, yes that could be possible.

    I would try to burn the DVD again with lower burning speed.