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Plexwriter 12/10/32S dead?

Even when not connected to SCSI bus, all four LEDs flash when unit is powered up, and tray won't open.

Is it fixable?

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  • gplondon Feb 02, 2008

    Will have a look inside. I guess you mean the motor might be slipping on the belt....


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Maybe there's a worn belt inside that keep on turning the motor and indicating an error through the four LEDs. it may need a repair, and in case of worn belt, replace the belt.

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