708a doesnt read or write cd`s anymore but dvds work fine

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#1

Did anyone else see this happening to a 708? It cant read or write cd`s. When i put in a cd(blank or not doesnt matter) i get a flashing orange light, it also makes some hissing and clicking type sounds.

dvds still work perfectly!!!

i tried various different firmwares nothing helped. its weird to me that cds dont work and dvds do and its the same laser, any ideas?


#2

do the self diagnostic test…the instructions are in the manual…if the drive fails the test then RMA the drive if you have any warranty left on it…


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDs


#3

Seems like CD laser had just died…


#4

isnt it the same laser tough?

no warranty , diagnostics does same exact thing. tried cleaning it with a cd cleaner too but it doesnt regognize the cd, maybe i should try cleaning it with a dvd cleaner?


#5

i had the same prob with my old 798 burner.there is anything broken inside the hardware!send a rma mail to plextor.they change the drive


#6

i did its outta warranty so they wont replace or fix it. is it actually 2 lasers tough or 1?


#7

2: 1 for CD, one for DVD