PX-708A problem

vbimport

#1

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while that I’m having problem with my Plextor hardware DVD Writer or it could be the software , don’t know wich one, but I hope someone help’s me in finding a solution.

I got WindowXP, a P-4 computer.
So my problem is the DVD reader cannot read any normal film DVD!
It used to do well, before my actual problem.

It work fine with the recordable DVD, I save data on it!
But again, trying to read a film on DVD it does’nt read it at all.

Someone told me to erase DVD X-Copy gold, version 2002!
And to erase XP service pack 2.
I also use Easy CD and DVD creator for my own saving data!
Wich is cool, so far!

Anyway, thanks for any kind of help!


#2

Welcome!

If the drive can read data but cannot read DVD movies, then there’s a conflict in your movie player with other software.
Let us know what software you’re using for movies playback?
What other DVDs software (Nero, Sonic, Roxio etc) in your system?

I would install XP SP2 and uninstall Sonic DLA if any.


#3

Let us know what software you’re using for movies playback?
I got so many, such as…Window media player,Intervideo WinDVD 5, Quicktime, InterActual player…that is what I got in my Program Files folder.
What other DVDs software (Nero, Sonic, Roxio etc) in your system?
Nero Shotime, Roxio, DVD X-Copy, Easy CD and DVD creator…
I would install XP SP2 and uninstall Sonic DLA if any.

What is Sonic DLA?
I already got SP2 …

Thanks for the help!

André


#4

uninstall the DVDXCOPY…it causes conflicts with other software…this is documented in the FAQ SECTION…
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=77126


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW :slight_smile:
PIONEER 107D DVDRW :slight_smile:
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2) :slight_smile:
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDS


#5

Hi again,

I just uninstall a few programs, and it still does the samething.

BUT…

The main problem is I tried to play the DVD: Lords of the ring (fellowship…)
and it does’nt play it.
I also tried Jason and the Argonauts and also Love Story wich
are 2 old films and it play’s them.
I was using Roxio DVD MAX with all of em.

So what could be wrong, it’s definitly software…no?

thanks

André


#6

It definitely sounds like a software problem…try uninstalling ROXIO which also can cause software conflicts…if you have NERO BURN go to the NERO website to download the NERO CLEAN TOOL…then uninstall NERO BURN…then use the NERO CLEAN TOOL…reboot your pc then reinstall NERO BURN…in my opinion ROXIO is not the best software to use to back up dvds…if you know how to clean out your wiindow registry…go to start button, click on RUN then type in regedit…clean out all the registry entries for the different softwares that you’ve uninstalled already…

try doing the self diagnostic test which is in the 708a manual…if it fails the test then RMA the drive if you have any warranty left on the drive…


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW :slight_smile:
PIONEER 107D DVDRW :slight_smile:
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2) :slight_smile:
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDS


#7

Thanx DVD ADDICT…

I will try these suggestions,

André
Montréal


#8

Hi,

I’m also having the same problem with 708A.
Its not reading certain DVD movies like LOTR but is able to read data dvd disks. Also able to read blank dvd-rw disks.
Now its refusing to read cd-rw also. I am able to read all these disks in my laptop drive.
I have same config as in XP pro, and was using similar s/w, I have since uninstalled Roxio softwares, AnyDVD, CloneDVD, Alcohol120%, and cleaned up Nero with clean tool but no luck. It still flashes 2 amber blinks.
Any Help.

Also it passed self diag with cd-r disk. Thanks.


#9

Also it passed self diag with cd-r disk. Thanks.

what firmware are you using with the 708a drive? did you use a recommended brand of cd-r? if the drive is still within warranty then RMA the drive back.


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW :slight_smile:
PIONEER 107D DVDRW :slight_smile:
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2) :slight_smile:
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDS


#10

Firmware is 1.08. I used recommended cd-r. the drive is in warranty.
interesting thing to note is this, I tried to downgrade the firmware to 1.07 and suddenly drive started reading the LOTR dvd disks, tht went on 2-3 times, thn the same err. I went down to 1.06, again it read the disk for 2-3 times, Now the trick is not working.


#11

since the drive is still in warranty contact Plextor tech support and see what they can do to help you out.


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW :slight_smile:
PIONEER 107D DVDRW:)
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2):slight_smile:
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDs


#12

had same problem with 716a, try connecting it to hard drive not any other device like lite-on. I had 708 as master and lite on as slave, worked great, then replaced 708 with new plextor px-716a and it would read dvd. Solution, disconnected lite-on and connected px-716a to hard drive and it worked. I also have asus p4p 800 mother board. good luck