Is this the sign of a Plextor 712A dying. The burner has never burned anything over a discâ€™s rated speed. It was just a plain Jane burner that did nothing special. Over the last 14 months I would have to keep slowing down the burn speed to get good scans. It refuses to burn RW media at all anymore, always gives the power calibration error. It still writes â€“R media well as long as I do it at half media rated speed or less. I tried a few purchased DVDâ€™s that only have only been out of their case once. So there are clean. About 50% will not read. I hear the laser mechanism clicking away searching for something but it finely errors out with a 5 blink led blink code which according to the manual means it can not find the TOC. The computer and software are in correct configâ€™s. Like I said this has been happing over time, not all of a sudden. I cleaned the lens with liquid cleaner and a q tip but that did not help either. Burst speed is 23M/S. I think itâ€™s on its way to burner heaven. Your thoughts?
PS: Would love to get one of those 1640’s but man after reading around they scare me.