Plex 712SA issue



Hello fellow freaks,
I have an issue with my prehistoric cd\dvd burner. The issue is that it cant read cd’s but reads and burns dvds with no problems. I have updated to the latest firmware, i have have disabled and enabled it, i also rolled back the firmware to a previous version, and still no success. Can someone help me understand whats happening happening?



The drive has two lasers, one for CD, one for DVD. Most likely the CD laser has quit. The SA does not have a self test. You might has well upgrade to a newer drive if you need CD capabilities.


You could try cleaning the drive:

The 712SA is a normal IDE drive with a SATA-Bridge attached. So it does have the self-test but you’ll have to dismantle it to set the jumper: