On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 05:43:14PM -0400, Jeff Ratliff wrote: > I've gotten lately came with a card warning that certain models > of Pioneer DVD writers could be destroyed by writing DVD-RW/DVD+RW discs > without a firmware upgrade. > It sounded crazy to me, but I guess it happens. It's a long > shot, but Not crazy to me. The write laser could have cooling issues or be over driven. Over driven and poof fuse link... light is out. I would avoid burning two in a row without a cool off period between. Also contact the manufacturer. Five in a row... something is broken. They should not be shipping old broken firmware.... -- T o m M i t c h e l l /dev/null the ultimate in secure storage.