PX 716A Weak Stream?

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#1

Hey all. I don’t know what to make of this, unless the laser is going bad.

I haven’t really used this too much, but lately it has problems reading what it wrote.

Nero craps out a lot during data verification after a burn (Data, or ISO to CD)

I looked at the burned area, and it looks really weak, compared to another CD/DVD writer I got…

And ISO images don’t want to boot…

Anybody got any ideas. There’s no display errors when burning with Nero…z

PS. Latest firmware v1.11 is loaded.


#2

Whats the maker of your Discs? Please check the MID code of these discs.
Some cheap brands are known to fail after only a few month (some do after only a few weeks).
This is why many form users recommend/only use Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim DVD blanks.


#3

Run the self test with high-quality CD and/or DVD media. The self test does a write and verify, checking the write/read capabilities of the drive. The self test is in the manual posted on the Plextor web site on the support section/downloads.