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My philips sdvd8820 don't burn movie

When I insert new dvd in my laptop, it showes 0 bytes free space & 0 bytes for total total space

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There have been problems with this drive not recognizing various brands of disc. If you upgrade the firmware to the latest version it should solve the problem. You can find it here.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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    Eugene Tetlow Nov 28, 2008

    Not compatible with Memorex, Ridata, or
    FujiFilm media. I created a DVD on a Ridata +RW and my NEC ND-4551
    cannot read the +RW. I use UJ-820S to create the same DVD using the
    same disc. My NEC reads/plays the disc without any issues.

    Many owners have the same problem when they are unable to read/play
    the disc (on any dvd writer or player) after creating using this drive
    if you search using on google.

    I have very bad experience with this drive. This is a very bad
    drive. Stay away from this drive if you could. No RPC-1 riplock removal
    or bitsetting available. Hence, I'm going to give it a 2. At least it
    can read DVDs that created using my NEC and Panasonic drives.

    Comments posted by Jorge from United States, December 31, 2006.
    Rated this writer 2 of 10.

    I an issue or two, as the person who did the
    first comment, but with Latest Firmware update available(AD 18), I have
    been able to burn on everything, I've bought, including those mentioned
    in the previous comment. Most burn at 8x with only 6x compatibility
    with Memorex

    (only bad issue so far)

    All +RW +R(I'm not into -RW or -R so I can comment) I have made,
    work in all my DVD players I have a lot( like my LG DVD RAM Super Multi
    DVR; NEC ND-3520A and PlayStation 2.

    I also have a Benq 4x DVD-ROM which reads them fine and a 20x NEC(Optiarc..Grr) burner.

    It rips & backs-up a DVD in about 20 Minutes, with 15 mins to
    rip 5 min to burn. Not bad for primarily a notebook DVD-+RW Burner! I
    was able to set to DVD-ROM

    for better recognition, using AnyDVD 6.5

    This is a decent notebook drive. Stay away from this drive if you
    want RPC-1 riplock removal or bitsetting, as it is yet to have been
    made available, but then I have only found 2 notebook DVD+-RW drives
    that did!!!

    I give it a 9 for not being perfect, but considering I've owned it
    for over 6 months & only made 2 costers out of 900+ medium, I can't
    & won't complain

    Comments posted by Pcfixinman from United States, July 10, 2007.
    Rated this writer 8 of 10.


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What is it your trying to burn?

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 28, 2008

    are you using XP or vista?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 28, 2008

    if you are using vista, right click on "computer" then select "manage" then select "device manager". look down the list until you find CD/DVD and click on the + icon next to it, then right click on the CD/DVD and select un-install (make sure that there is a disk in the drive, preferably a movie or music CD) then restart the computer, when the computer restarts vista will detect the drive and install the drivers again, look in computer to see if the disk has been recognised

    let us know how you get on


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Nov 28, 2008

    not all firmware updates work!!! in my experience some of the capabilities of the drive are removed for example the CD/DVD drive does not read CD's


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