Everything about the 716A was just fine until a couple of days ago. I use it mainly for backups, weekly and monthly. Last week - 23 Nov - all was OK but yesterday - 30 Nov - formatting a new DVD+R (with DLA) failed with the un-numbered error “general error”. The disks are Memorex 16x. My laptop, which has a relatively slow combo drive, will format and write to these disks without failure.
Disks I’ve tried and failed to format on the PX-716A are then useless on the laptop too.
To try to get my weekly and monthly backups done, I formatted a disk on the laptop and then ran the backup on the desktop (716A). The backup appeared to write OK but the subsequent check of the backup failed to read all but 36MB of the 850MB written.
The CD/DVD Test of PlexTools Pro v2.35 shows Read Error (code 031105) on all positions from 400 onwards.
Can anyone help, please?