In February, I bought a Hewlett Packard DV9000T laptop computer with a Lightscribe CD/DVD drive. I have produced a video CD and use this technology to label the discs with a .jpg image. I have had some discs come out streaked so that there is a ring or a few rings on the image. I am wondering if there is a way for this to happen if the laptop is perfectly still that can be avoided. I.E., how can I increase my yield of good discs by reducing the number of badly printed ones.
Sometimes downloading the lates drivers for lightscribe drives seems to fix a lot of issues with it. For example, last year I was having very slow lightscribe speeds as well as an issue with the printing being too light and not visible. However, I updated to new drivers and lo and behold, my issues disappeared. Try that first before thinking it might be a hardware issue.
Look up your specific drive and see if there is an updated firmware.
Lightscribe is a new and obscure technology. Expect it to fail some.
I simply went to the lightscribe site and looked up my drive serial number. It was very easy to follow. I'm sure you won't have a problem following the site.
In the long run, you will probably save money with a CD printer too. Think about how much more lightscribe discs cost over normal media...
I also have a computer (compaq presario sr2170nx with windows vista) with Lightscribe technology! I have it since 4-5 months. But I have no idea how to use this technology. I would like to have more information about this.
-Do I need special CDs to print on ?
-Which softwares do I need to use ?
-Will it take a long time ?
-Can I use ANY .jpg images to print on the CDs ?
-How do I return to disc in the driver to print on ?
No, I don't. Can you send me some links so I can download one of them ?