Px-708A v1.07 makes weird seeking noise *HELP*

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#1

I’m using fw v1.07 for my 708a for quite awhile now and ever since I updated my fw to 1.07 I’ve been hearing weird seeking noises. The sound it makes is very noticable almost like the seek noise my old Playstation 1 makes, however I burn CD, CDRW, DVD, DVDRW just fine. This seek noise did not exist when I was using fw 1.04.

In addition to that there is a very long seek time whenever I insert a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc into the drive (takes almost 15-20 seconds before the disc is detected). The DVD+R and DVD+RW I use are from Verbatim recording speeds are 8x for +R and 4x for +RW.


#2

try FW 1.08 i.e. the latest version.


#3

Just updated to 1.08 and the problem still persists. When I put a 4x DVD+R that was burned using fw 1.04 this time it took 33 seconds to seek the disc. I guess it’s some new functionality plextor added to 1.07 & 1.08 thats causing this long seek time.

I guess I go back to 1.04


#4

I would suggest you do the self diagnostic test to see if the drive is working properly since you mentioned the drive makes a weird seeking sound. If you have warranty left on the drive and it fails the diagnostic test then RMA the drive back to Plextor.


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