Strange Problem with 708a

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#1

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?


#2

http://www.plextor.com/english/support/plexhelper/atapi/blink708AandUF.htm

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.


#3

Use the self test feature
http://www.plextor.com/english/support/faqs/HW00008.htm

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


#4

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