Strange noises

Hi,
My PX-4012TA started to make very strange noise and very loud ones… When
changing zones during the writte it sounds
like the drive is going to blow away. It’s VERY loud. Any ideas what’s that supposed to meen.

I use XP, 4.60, 1.04 firm.

P.S. I burnt 4 cd’s: 3 coaster, and one OK 100% quality CD. These 3 could be coasters due to bad image. Still the sound is there…

If your plextor is making unusual noises from the drive, the most likely answer is a problem with the drive itself. There’s not much of anything outside the drive that would cause loud drive noises when changing zones.

Take care… Randell

Originally posted by millenium
P.S. I burnt 4 cd’s: 3 coaster, and one OK 100% quality CD. These 3 could be coasters due to bad image.
It would of course be a good idea to check if the image was indeed bad. If not then the problem is with the drive and you should RMA it. Weird noises coming from the drive itself are never a good sign.

Strange, today I successfully burnt the same image that yesterday gave me 3 coasters. No strange noises today…

The noise is back, though it isn’t as loud as yesterday.

Originally posted by millenium
The noise is back, though it isn’t as loud as yesterday.
It’s spooky ! Either it’s the iron arm of Moscow or the [COLOR=indigo]El Niño tricks [/COLOR] :bigsmile: