I just burned ~ 4GB of data to 2 Memorex DVD+RWs using Nero v188.8.131.52 on my Plextor 708a burner. Nero indicated that both discs burned with no errors. When I put the first DVD back into my burner, the light came, stayed amber for about 25 seconds and then began to repeatedly blink green 5 times. Over and over and over. The plextor website states that a green light blinking 5 times in a row means “Failure reading PMA, TOC or ATIP”. I tried the other disc and the same thing occurs. There have been no software or hardware changes to this system since the discs were burned about an hour ago. Rebooting doesn’t seem to make a difference. When I put a third (blank) Memorex DVD+RW in the drive, everything behaves normally (i.e., amber light for a few seconds followed by a solid green light).
Has anybody seen this behavior? The burner seems to be ok since it will read from a number of other discs. As I said, Nero stated that the burn completed successfully but I am starting to wonder if that is truly the case. I’ve seen the discussions about Nero not finalizing DVDs correctly with the Plextor 708a but from what I could tell, when that problem occured, people were getting an error message from Nero. Also, I thought that problem was resolved in a version of Nero prior to 184.108.40.206.
I appreciate any thoughts or ideas. I really need to salvage this data if at all possible.