1655:Red Laser On When Tray Opened?

I just received a BenQ DW1655 (non rebadge, BCAB) from Futureshop. This morning, I noticed that when the tray was extended, I could see the (possibly recording) red laser. It ain’t blinking; it stays on. It seems to burn DVDs and CDs fine. Perhaps somebody else can confirm this? A faulty drive, possibly stemming from a bad batch of drivers?

Thanks in advance,


The red LED stays on, this seems normal on a Lightscribe drive. I think it is used for the LS indexing feature.

yes i bought my 1655 from futureshop aswell and i can confirm the red laser is still on when the tray is open.