Hello. I am new to this forum and have a issue w/ my Plextor 708a.
I bought the drive in April 2004 and after 2 months of working fine, It stopped working and I’d heard what sounds like clicking noises in it and then I’d see what appears to be scratches or scuffs on my dvd media. So I performed the diagnostic test (CDR passed, DVD failed using media recommended by plextor), So I requested a RMA and sent it in. Got the drive back on the 26th, And was happy. I burned 2 data dvds and another dvd of misc stuff. Worked fine, Burned fine.
Now tonight I was looking for a graphic I made on 1 of the dvds I made, And now its doing it again, Making the clicking sound.
I’ve heard some people that had to RMA this drive several times. If this is the case, I am giving it away to anyone who wants it, As I wont send it in again. I’ll just buy a new LiteOn or Pioneer drive.
What a WASTE of my hard earned money for such a crap drive.
IF people are having THESE many problems with this particular model, THEN why cant Plextor recall them and give people their $ back so they can get a drive that’ll last longer than a few days. Seems like the logical thing to do, But of course, Its the MEDIA thats bad, Not the Plextor.
I should’ve stuck with my instinct when searching for a dvdr (Originally was going to get a 8x LiteOn and now that appears as to what I will do next week).