Plex 712SA issue

vbimport

#1

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?
Thanks

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#2

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.


#3

You could try cleaning the drive:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f43/712a-died-232572/

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:
http://www.cdr.cz/a/11065
and
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f43/chaintech-s1689-px-712sa-did-i-goof-166965/#post1278159