I have searched through the forum and I havenâ€™t found anything that is quite like my situation so I thought I would post.
I have a Plextor PX-708a.
When I put a blank CD in the drive I get some strange clicking sounds and then eventually the amber light will flicker two time and then pause then repeat this pattern continuously. It does the same thing if I put a normal data CD in the drive also.
I looked on the guide and saw that this most likely means that it can not read the discs. Even though I have used these in the past on this drive without any trouble I went out and bought a different brand just to check. It does the same thing. It suggests that I run a self-diagnostics but it seems like such a hassle. I guess I will have to do it anyway.
The strange thing is that it will read and burn DVDs just fine.
Why would it read and burn DVDs but not CDs?
I am guess that I will have to replace this drive. What drive would you suggest?