Strange Problem with 708a

I have a DVD Plextor 708A/T3 Firmware 112 with WinXp Pro SP2. My problem is that it can’t read or write Cd’s but with DVD’s it works fine! Could you help me?

What blink code do you get with a cd inserted?

I assume you’ll get the 2 amber flashes. I have the same problem with my 712a. It’s a dead cd laser. Because the drive uses a different laser for dvd’s. It has no problem reading/writing them.

Use the self test feature

The drive has dual lasers. One could be bad and the other work just fine.

I think this was a common problem with early 708As.