Another duff PX-716A

vbimport

#1

I am on my second 716A and now I find it won’t detect any -RW or +RW disks.

There are 3 months remaining on the warranty, so I can get it RMA’d and get a third drive.

My question is, do you guys think it is worth it? Or should I just dump the drive and get something else. Money is not really an issue, but I can’t be bothered with the hassle if I get a third drive and then that one goes belly up in a few months as well.

Are there any drives about that are significantly better than the PX-716A? i.e. more reliable and equal (or better) quality burns?

What would you do?

Cheers

Chippy


#2

At this point, if you RMA it you’ll probably get a 755A or 760A, so go for it.


#3

i believe 716 is out of production which can be possibly good news to you.


#4

Mine is doing the double flash on the lite and won’t detect any disks. Only mine might be out of warranty. Would love to know what happens with yours.


#5

Just called Plextor support and they told me to RMA the drive, so I have started the process. I will let you know what happens.

Thanks

Chippy


#6

Just received the replacement - another 716A. So it seems they still have some 716A’s available for RMA replacement :frowning:

The drive is quite new - manufactured July 06, TLA 0309. So lets hope the later manufactured 716A’s don’t still suffer from this progressive deterioration that my first two drives have been plagued with.

Chip