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Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 will not recgonize or burn blank DVDs

To whom it may concern,

I've a problem with my Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631. It will not recgonize blank DVDs, but will play regular DVDs, CDs and will burn blank CDs. I've tried many times over to update the drivers and anything I can think of on the software side. I've also gone and deleted any and all burning software that may have caused a problem and reinstalled only the OEM installed Cyberlink PowerDVD and DVDShrink and DVD Decrypter. These ones have been on my computer for a while so I know they aren't the cause of the issue. The drive reads blank DVDs as CDs with 0 bytes free and 0 bytes used. I've even tried to find a solution on and all I got was another link to the same driver I've installed over and over. Is there anything else I can do short of buying a new drive? Thanks.


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Re: Philips DVD+-RW DVD8631 will not recgonize or burn...

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Try updating the firmware of the drive: (link not verified)

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