PX-716A & PX-W12432Te won\'t write Dual Layer Discs (Plextor PX-176A/T3)

[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-716A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have a Plextor PX-716A that won’t write to Double Sided discs. I have updated to the current firmware. Any recommendations? It works on all other media.

Also, I have an external Plextor PX-W12432Te that is not functional except powering on and ejecting. Is there any way to trouble shoot this drive? It is no longer recognized in Windows. Can dust build-up case be the cause of this or the above problem? There is a lot of dust in my neighborhood.

As a last resort, can I put another internal PX-W12432Ti in the external case?

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As for the DL writing: Please provide more information. Is there an error message, an error log or similar?

As for the PX-W12432: You could try to give the drive a complete overhaul. Clean all connectors and the lens. See this thread for example: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f43/712a-died-232572/

Yes, an external enclosure should be possible. We have a specific sub-forum for questions concernign that matter: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f143/