Its my own stupid fault, but I never thought to test to see if me new PX-716A would actually work with CD’s. I just assumed it would. Not an unreasonable assumption, is it.
But, today - after owning the drive for 6 weeks - I put in my first CD. To my surprise, the drive couldn’t recognise it at all. So I tried another one. And another. And another. And a CD-R. And another. And another. And another.
So I do the Plextor diagnostic test (with the jumpers etc.) And the drive just doesn’t “see” CD’s or CD-R’s of any type.
So now what do I do? If I RMA the drive, Plextor Europe will probably send me some knackered old “refurb” junk. I might end up with a drive that’s really crap at writing DVD’s. At least my drive writes DVD’s OK. Its a TLA #0304 and its fine with DVD’s. What if I get some old crap back that’s worse than my drive is now?
I don’t have the packaging any more and the drive is 6 weeks old, so its outside their DOA terms. I am so pissed off.
The thing is, I don’t really need to read or burn CD’s. I have a Plextor Premium that does that just fine.
But it really sticks in the craw to pay Â£75 for a DVD writer that won’t read a single CD.
What should I do? Opinions?