Dead Plextor 1210A

After burning a CD-R with WinOnCD 3.7 under Windows 98, it spent about 10 minutes on the lead-out before crashing. The drive LED kept blinking orange until I reset the system.

Now the LED starts flashing green soon after startup. It flashes 9 times before pausing and then repeats. If I put a disc
in the drive the LED stays on conitnuously for a few seconds before resuming flashing. It won’t read anything any more.

The disc that I was writing when the problem occurred reads fine in another drive.

I have checked for loose cables and any BIOS or Windows problems. Nothing there.

Any idea what’s wrong?

TROUBLESHOOTING: Blink Codes for the PlexWriter 12/10/32A and PlexWriter 16/10/40A

Green - 9 - Pickup SLED failed Pickup failed to move properly - Solution
Does that help?

Thanks. At least I know what the problem is. I couldn’t find that page from the Plextor site. They should be better organised

Well that’s why we have a Plextor FAQ :wink: