I just bought a SH-S183L for my computer. I'm starting to wish I'd kept my old one. My main concern is that the tray and discs feel very warm to the touch after simply loading and going through the copy protection. I've never felt a warm disc like that except maybe after burning a new one. Anyone else have this problem with this drive or another drive? If it's normal for new drives, then I won't worry about it. But the discs almost feels warm enough to start melting the plastic on the slipcover.
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Those discs sound pretty hot dude... Maybe you should add a fan blowing on the DVD drive?