I’ve had my Plextor 708 for 5 days now and everything seemed to be going just fine, burnt a few DVD’s, all perfect.
Until yesterday, when I tried to burn an ISO file onto a CD-R.
I used a Maxell 80min CD-R, opened the ISO in Nero (22.214.171.124), and as soon as it had done a few percent, I had a power calibration error.
I then tried a different brand (Benq 80Min.) and had the same problem.
I restarted my pc, inserted a blank cd-r again, but then it sounded as if the drive had difficulties spinning/reading the cd and after a minute or so, the amber light started blinking twice, pausing, blinking twice again.
I took an (original) Audio cd to see if it would read the cd, but nope, same result, that darn amber light flashing up twice.
But when I try DVD’s and DVD’r’s I have no problem whatsoever.
I disconnected the drive and hooked it up onto a different pc, but dame problem there.
I’ve got firmware 1.02. I reloaded that firmware to see if it would ‘reset’ the drive somehow, but no luck.
I installed the drive as a Secondary Master, with a Plextor 16/48 DVD-Rom as Secondary Slave.
DMA is turned on.
Please don’t tell me I have to go through RMA procedure after having the drive only five days…
Btw… in another forum, someone started having the same problems after trying to burn an ISO onto a CD-R… So I’m hoping it’s just a ‘bug’?