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1 out of 5 eggs Does not burn or even recognize blank Blu-Rays 04/07/2016

This review is from: LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black Model WH14NS40 - OEM

Pros: It reads CDs and DVDs with no issues.

Cons: It simply does not accept blank Blu-Rays. I purchased a recommended 10-pack of Verbatim BD-R's and this burner doesn't even see that there's something in the drive. Even after assuming I may have had a bad disc...not a single one in the pack was recognized. Windows 10 sees nothing, either, with a "Please insert a disc into drive E" message. Nero sees nothing and refuses to burn files to a blank BR, also showing the message "Please insert disc into drive". The WH14NS40 is worthless, since burning Blu-Rays is the main reason to purchase it, and it can't even do that at all. I wish I had seen the other negative reviews on here before buying this - I suppose, the cheap price should have put up a red flag.

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Cooler Master Glacer 240L – Expandable CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Copper Radiator and 2 Fans
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet when in operation

Cons: It started an electrical fire.

Other Thoughts: I'm extremely disappointed in the 240L. This liquid cooler worked great for 5 months, until last Friday I heard the sound of an electrical buzz under my table, and saw that the two black power cords going into the pump were spraying out sparks and the case was filling with black smoke. I quickly yanked the power cable out of the wall before a fire started. The plastic on the black power cables on the side of the pump had caught on fire and started burning the pump's outer shell.

There is no way that any product should EVER do this. I'd expect any company these days to have the ability to manufacture a product that won't start a fire. I'm thankful I was home when this happened, otherwise it would have started an electrical fire that could have gone completely out of control.

I called Cooler Master immediately, and after a *long* time of waiting on hold, I was told to create a user account on their website, then fill out an RMA. The problem is that their website is not kicking back an email with a clickable link, which makes it impossible to register (it's not even sending to Spam/Trash). The more days go by, the longer I am completely unable to use my computer. Getting in touch with tech support is a complete chore.

From what I've read, I'm not the only one that had this happen to them. There are 2 other reviews of this thing catching on fire here on Newegg.

Overall, I don't think I can ever trust this company again - I'm just thankful that this product didn't damage any of my other PC internals.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Worst version of Windows ever made 04/15/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Absolutely none

Cons: I'm not going to spend time reviewing the fact that this OS was designed almost exclusively for touch devices, and the absolutely ridiculous fact that the Windows icon in the lower left of your screen on the desktop wisks you off to a "charm screen" instead of pulling up a program menu...the basis of my low rating is due to the fact that I can't even get into Windows whatsoever due to its horrible new features and incompatibility with drivers.

I'm running Win 8.1 on a newly built PC. This version of Windows consistently boots to a blank screen with mouse cursor. I cannot even get Windows to load whatsoever. I'm now on my 6th reinstall of Windows 8.1 due to the "blank screen/mouse cursor" issue and I've completely had it. This appears to be a widespread issue with many forum results coming up -- there seems to be no definite fix as people are saying it is most likely due to Windows attempting to auto-install a GPU driver, even if you've already installed it from the manufacturer disk. Others say it's due to the new "hybrid boot" feature of Windows 8.1. All I know is that I'm at my complete wit's end and I'm about to return this piece of garbage for Windows 7.

Other Thoughts: If you really want Windows 8.1, it's worth your while to wait until its issues get fixed.

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Display Name: Mark N.

Date Joined: 12/10/02

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 11/23/08
  • Last Review: 04/07/16
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