Is my PX-708A dead?

vbimport

#1

Symptoms: No longer recognizes CDs, CD-Rs, or DVD+Rs (blank, pre-recorded, or otherwise). Drive just spins and spins trying to identify the disc. Orange light continues blinking (never goes green). Disc is never identified. Drive also makes a gentle clicking noise when first trying to ID the disc that I’ve never heard before.

I get two amber blinks each time - which according to the FAQ is “Auto adjustment failed”. Not a good sign.

http://www.plextor.com/english/support/plexhelper/atapi/blink708AandUF.htm

Nothing in the hardware config of my PC has changed in many months. The cheapo Samsung DVD-ROM drive I have (on the same IDE controller) identifies CDs just fine.

Troubleshooting attempts: Powered PC on and off. Upgraded to latest firmware. No change in status.

Are there any self-diagnostic tools I could try? PlexTools 2.23 doesn’t think anything is wrong with the drive… but of course since I can’t even identify a CD/DVD with it, no real tests seem to work.

Is my Plextor dead? :sad:

Thanks,
Phil


#2

You need to do a self diagnostic test were you unconnect it from your motherboard. Search on this forum and plextor.com to find out how to do it.

And yes, it sounds like its dead.


#3

In the 708A manual it will tell you how to do the SELF DIAGNOSTIC TEST.
http://www.plextor.com/english/support/manuals/manuals.html