So I got a 716SA and a 755SA from ebay. I am a little disapointed in the 716SA because the guy said he never installed it. However what he failed to mention was he purchased it used.
So the first thing I tried was my memtest CD and it wouldnt boot from it. I almost just packed it up and sent it back but decided to test further… updated the firm ware and tried again. Nothing… drive just blinks amber twice when I place the memtest CD in it.
So I put the plextools DVD in and installed plextools. Now I am running the PI/PO test and it started at over 200 and then came down to around 50… but just now it spiked to over 500 and has stopped progressing. EDIT: I think it just got to the end of the DVD but when I restarted it it was consistantly over 200 PI for the first couple minutes… I really don’t know what I am doing lol
Think I should send it back? He is giving me 30 day warranty on it.
The 755SA however I am more happy with because it came in a brand new sealed box. I still want to test it though. How should I go about testing it?
I have another known good 716SA and a Lite-On 20A1H (I think thats the model… the 20x litescribe IDE one…) availible for scanning/burning.
The 716SA is being sent back. Any CD I put into it casues the drive to just blink amber and plextools fails to detect the drive after that. However I just testing hotswapping DVD drives and it works slick Put the 755SA and the PI/PO test doesnt even go over 40 PI errors at any point… the 716SA is going back tomorow I think…