I got a strange problem with my px 716a (which is a replacement drive, since I did an RMA a year ago with my first 716a … ):
It’s no problem to read and write DVDs, and to write CDs, but it’s impossible to read CDs for me.
I already read some other thread where another user could read and write DVDs but do nothing with CDs (or vice versa). He was told that the writing head for CDs was damaged, so it was time to buy a new drive.
But in my case, I can still write CDs (that can be read by another drive I got in my box).
I just ran that drive-test, but I don’t get my CD back after this test. LED is blinking orange three times. Don’t know what that code means, but it really seems to be damaged.
So I’m just here to ask if anyone of you had a similar problem ? And perhaps a solution ?
If not, I’m going to buy another drive (not a Plextor), since I just don’t want to do another RMA for a replacement drive that dies after another year …
Some hardware specs of my box:
Asus A8N SLI deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon X2 4800+ CPU
The px716a shares the IDE Channel as master with a Creative 5x DVD-rom as slave (that i bought used in 1999 from a friend. it’s up an running fine until today for more than 7 years now …)