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No Seek Complete - Plextor 708a

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by bigfish69, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. bigfish69

    bigfish69 Member

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    OK I know this problem repeats itself on the forum but I have been searching for nearly a full day and no-one has come back to say how they resolved the problem in the end.

    I have done all the usual suggestions, DMA, Defrag, Cleaned disc, Tried different settings in Shrink + Decrypt, Different media, Different source DVD's etc etc and the problem still exists.

    I always rip the dvd using shrink to create the ISO and have never had problems with over 100 burns now its failing every time at different stages. I have tried Alcohol 120% also to see if its Decrypt but it will not burn either.

    Here is the error report from decrypt and alcohol 120% note they are different movies.

    I 23:44:57 DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.2.0 started!
    I 23:44:57 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
    I 23:44:57 Initialising SPTI...
    I 23:44:57 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 23:44:58 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW!
    I 23:45:02 Operation Started!
    I 23:45:02 Source File: C:\CHANGINGLANES.ISO
    I 23:45:02 Source File Sectors: 2,201,880 (MODE1/2048)
    I 23:45:02 Source File Size: 4,509,450,240 bytes
    I 23:45:02 Destination Device: [3:0:0] PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A 1.06 (E:) (ATA)
    I 23:45:02 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AE1) (Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x)
    I 23:45:02 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
    I 23:45:02 Write Mode: DVD
    I 23:45:02 Write Speed: MAX
    I 23:45:02 Test Mode: No
    I 23:45:02 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 23:45:02 Filling Buffer...
    I 23:45:03 Writing LeadIn...
    I 23:45:31 Writing Image...
    W 23:51:47 Failed to Write Sectors 306240 - 306271 - No Seek Complete
    W 23:51:47 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    .........................................................................................................................
    W 23:51:47 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 23:51:47 Retry Failed! - Command Sequence Error
    W 23:51:55 Failed to Write Sectors 306240 - 306271 - Command Sequence Error
    W 23:51:55 Retrying (1 of 20)...
    .....................................................................................................................
    W 23:51:58 Retrying (19 of 20)...
    W 23:51:58 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
    W 23:51:58 Retrying (20 of 20)...
    W 23:51:58 Retry Failed! - Command Sequence Error
    E 23:52:00 Failed to Write Sectors 306240 - 306271 - Command Sequence Error
    I 23:52:00 Synchronising Cache...
    E 23:52:00 Failed to Write Image!
    E 23:52:00 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:06:57
    I 23:52:00 Average Write Rate: 1,578 KB/s (1.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 1,883 KB/s (1.4x)

    ####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
    22:16:23 Processor info: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz x 2 (3006MHz)
    22:16:23 Memory Available to Windows: 523,756 KB
    22:16:23 Memory Buffer size: 128 MB
    22:16:23 Image file loading: D:\ALL MY DVD WORK\KING_ARTHUR_UNRATED.ISO
    22:16:23 DVD Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 4.18 GB / 487:02:05
    22:16:27 (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(3:0): Recording Method/Speed
    22:16:27 Recording - DVD DAO - 4.0X (5520 KB/Sec)
    22:39:11 (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(3:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 1171632, Length: 16
    S:KEY - 03/02/00 - "No Seek Complete"
    22:39:11 (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(3:0): Recording failed!
    22:39:11 Error message: [03/02/00] - No Seek Complete
    22:39:11 (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A(3:0): Recording failed!
    22:39:11 Image file loading aborted!
    22:39:13 Something is wrong with the recording procedure!
    Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
    ##############################################################################


    The burn rate has slowed down dramatically x1.1 compared to x4.0 which is normal.

    I have tried 5 movies same result with different media.
    Here are my computer specs.

    Abit IC7 Canterwood mobo
    Corsair 512 RAM
    Maxtor 120 GB HD
    Pentium 4 Prescott 3.0GHz
    Plextor 708a DVD
    450w PSU
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

    Has anyone any idea.







     
  2. bigfish69

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    Just to add some info,

    The ISO files have somehow turned to WINRAR files! Does that matter at all, if I extract them they change to VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS.

    Just a thought probably dosn't matter.

    Regards
    Jonny
     
  3. Veblin

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    No Seek Complete is most often caused by bad media.

    You say you have tried different media?
    Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AE1) (Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x)
    Most people would consider that crap media.

    LIGHTNING UK! Author of DVD Decrypter says.
    Also, your firmware needs updating.
    Destination Device: [3:0:0] PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A 1.06 (E:) (ATA)

    Firmware version 1.06.
    Current firmware version 1.08.
    http://www.plextor.com/english/support/downloads/firm_708A.htm
     
  4. bigfish69

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    No seek failures have been with

    Ritek 8x G05

    Datawrite Grey (Fuji Dye)

    Datawrite Mcc 8x Titanium Silver which are the (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AE1)

    All of the above media worked fine with perfect burns and all of sudden they have all stopped.

    With regard to the firmware can I jump from 1.6 to 1.8 without having to flash 1.7

    I will also try Ritek G04 media tonight, ones I know that work on my drive.

    Cheers Jonny.
     
  5. Veblin

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    Yes, I believe you can go directly to 1.08 firmware.

    One of the main reasons for firmware updates is to support new or changed types and brands of media.

    Version 1.06
    March 18, 2004

    Some of the media you are trying to burn may not have even been available when this firmware was made like.
    Ritek 8x G05.

    Also this is contradiction.
    MCC, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp is not, or should not be CMC MAG, CMC Magnetics Corporation.
     
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  6. bigfish69

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    Veblin,
    You are 100% correct. The vendors have actually removed the MCC from the advert.

    I will flash my Plextor px708 tonight and try a burn with my present media. And a burn with Ritek G04 media that I know works.

    I actually don't think it has anything to do with the media or the software, I do think it has something to do with the drive itself. Maybe dirt on the lens or maybe it just needs the firmware update or even worse< it could be trashed.

    I will post my findings later tonight.

    Thanks for the replys Veblin.

     
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    Just to get back and report that the problem has been rectified.

    The problem was indeed the media as Veblin had suggested, however, I was able to use the media after I updated the firmware on my Plextor 708A from 1.06 to 1.08.

    So hopefully this can help someone else that has this type of error.

    On a side note I will be only using the top quality media from now on.

    Cheers
    Jonny
     

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