**** sorry if there was a duplicate post - It didn’t appear after 10-15mins of my intial post.
Hi, I tried searching through the forums for a solution but to my luck - I haven’t found anything relevent regarding this issue.
I have 2 external plextor PX-716UF models. One is a TLA #0102 (FW-1.06) and the other is a TLA #0308 (FW 1.08)
In the past I was able to upgrade my firmware for the TLA #0102 from 1.02 through 1.06 with no problems.
I borrowed my friend’s #0308 to see if my old one was causing any dvd/cd burning issues…
#1 - I went to the plextor website to download the FW 1.09 and upgrade to both drives - but I keep receiving this error :
Firmare Update is Failed - System Error (Win32): Code 121 Both Drives receive this message.
** I ran the Self-Test on both : PASSED - DISC EJECTED ON BOTH DRIVES
#2 - I tried to burn cd’s / dvd’s using the recommended media/dye’s on both drives via both Nero Burning Rom and Prassi ONES - It just sits there with the green light - nothing is being transferred. I was able to burn 100’s of dvd’s with the #0102 in the past - now on both drives I get the same situation. It just sits there - no noise nothing… No buffer - I have to shut the drive off to get the applications to work again .
Is there a system setup that is causing this problem?
*In Device Manager - I see no Yellow Exclamation marks -
*My IDE devices are all in ULTRA DMA MODE
I have been using a P3 Toshiba 850Mhz / WinXP Sp2 / 512mb RAM / 20gb HDD / External Firewire / USB 2.0 PCMCIA connects my external dvd drive.
I am not using any other USB devices - I know that it will shunt power to the other devices if done so - Also I am only hooking up one DVD Drive at a time to test.
Your thoughts, input and time are greatly appreciated … I’m kind of lost as to what the problem is - My USB 2.0 PCMCIA adapter works fine when I hook other devices to it - also I’ve burned with my #0102 using it in the past -
*** I can read DVD’s and CD’s from the DRIVE with no problems - I just can’t send any data to the drive for some stupid reason -
I hope the info I’ve provided is enough for now - I’ll do my best to provide more upon request -