Need help ASAP! (Plextor 708a self-test)

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#1

Suddenly my Plextor 708a can’t write faster than 1x using Taiyo Yuden DVD’s. My question is how long does the self-test take to complete?

-D j K i l l a-

P.S. I’m using the latest firmware 1.08 and everything is set to DMA (Ultra DMA Mode 5). I’m using Windows XP.


#2

no idea how long it takes but shouldn’t be much more than a few mins. opening the case, switching jumpers, etc. is the big pain, not the self-test itself.


#3

Thanks for replying drpino!

UPDATE: I completely removed the Plextor and discovered it wasn’t set to Master. I decided to run the self-test anyway and it took approximately 30-40 minutes. Strangely it seems the blank DVD that I inserted for the test was burned (with what I have no idea but I guess it was part of the test). When the test was done, the tray ejected and there was no flashing lights indicating there was no problem with the Plextor. I set it to Master and connected everything, now the Plextor is burning at 4x again.

-D j K i l l a-


#4

glad you got it sorted…if you read the manual, it states that a blank piece of media will be written to…you had to have read some of the manual i assume to execute the self-test…unless you read how to do it elsewhere.


#5

The test should take 9-10 minutes. A good test will eject the disc, a bad test should blink 1 or 2 times