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My philip dvd +rwdvd 8631 isreading cd rom 3 i never seen this befor and my sansung dvd rom sd616e is read cd rom 5

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    Juakim Nasry May 11, 2010

    it could be your cd rom spoilt..

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There might be a hardware conflict or some scripts made this roms do abnormal stuff

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

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I am new too pcs my dell model c640 laptop will it play cds or dvds


Do the following:
1- Right Click my computer.
2- Select Manage.
3- Select Device Manager.
4- Select from the right pane , DVD/CD-ROM Drive.
5- See what comes under it , and read the letters.

CD-R = Only read CD
CD-RW = Read & Write CD
DVD-R = Read DVD & CD (mostly write CD also)
DVD-RW = Read and Write everything Except DVD-Dl

I hope this helps

May 10, 2010 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Cant read the dvd only ordinary cd read in my dvd rom


Hi,

You can do the following steps:
1. Check the Device Manager
2. Click the DVD rom + sign
3. Right Click on the name of the DVD rom
4. Select "Properties"
5. Select the DVD Region Tab
6. Make sure the Current Region is set to your location

Hope this helps.

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I have a Philips computer DVD model 8631. Will


the safe disk is just a protection model from the company that produce it to prevent copying and so ..but in rest it is just a normal disk ...if this is a video-movie disk...try to install a program and a codec capable to read it ..and try again ..I suggest the VLC and the FFDshow codec to be able to read dvd format ..
http://www.mediafire.com/file/audnymmoylm/vlc-0.9.8a-win32.exe

http://www.mediafire.com/file/audnymmoylm/vlc-0.9.8a-win32.exe
if it is a game ..probably it s made in a format that your dvd is not seeing it .

Feb 02, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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My dvd writer became dvd rom only, now I am unable to wirte the cd and dvd by using my dvd wirter which I bough 3 months back


in these case your dvd writer became dvd rom due to optical lens problem. some other case dvd can read only cd or became cd rom also due to optical lens problem. change the optical lens or adjust trimmer for laser.

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The cd rom cann't read any type of cd


pls try to clean the lens of the drive as follows

due to dusty environment and excessive use lens gets dusty and then have problems in reading or writing dvd 's and cd's

open the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to clean lcd screens or cotton bud good quality see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them everyday for replacements

pls find a dvd drive OPTIARC is the best brand till date TOSHIBA is nice and NEC , MATSHITA is the worst brand i have ever seen gets faulty within 3 months of normal use

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Phipips DVD+-RW DVD 8631 problem


wow..weird city..remove the dvd from the list, through control panel, system device manager, then scan for h/w changes..should re load..

Mar 22, 2008 | Philips (DN4S2S05F/17) (5 Pack)...

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Wont boot up to bios


I have had TWO recent model NEC laptops with the same symptom in the past 5 months. I was quite surprised, since NEC is a quality product. But the problem was the DVD/CD-Rom, which is made by Philips (mine were Philips SCB5265 models, but there are others defective). The DVD drive has ROM that stores the firmware and static data, which it reports to BIOS at boot. Unfortunately, this defective drive somehow gets "Napoleon Syndrome", like a schizophrenic delusion, it somehow gets corrupted and says it is a HARD DRIVE instead of accurately reporting its identity as a DVD/CD-Rom. To determine if you have this defective Philips drive (or a smilarly defective Philips drive) do the following:

1. Make sure your computer is off. Do not assume it is, read ALL of this step! Because of the possibility that ACPI is resident, and computer is in partial standby instead of (cold) off, hold power button down 6 seconds. If computer starts when you release power button, press it and hold it for 10 more seconds. Now release button. Now to be certain, unplug PSU (the AC power supply) and remove battery. Wait 5 minutes.

2. Reconnect PSU unit (but not battery). Start computer. Immediately thereafter, press Escape button (ESC) repeatedly (and continuously). Because you may still be in alternate boot device mode, this may take 2-3 minutes, so be patient. Eventually, computer may start "beeping", just stop pressing the ESC if it beeps, and wait a bit longer for it to stop. Pressing ESC forces the computer to bypass any commercial display (Phoenix logo, PC brand name, like NEC, etc) and go direct to black screen post mode (with white text). Here, may get some indications of the problem that exists which are otherwise unreported in silent mode

3. The first report in this "black screen" post mode is usually BIOS type and version. The next report is memory (RAM) quantity (and brief testing of the RAM). If this halts in a lower quantity than you know you have, this means bad RAM may be the problem (or an additional problem). The next report is IDE/SATA hard drives detected as drive 0. This should say "Hitachi Model XXXX, XXX Gigabyte" (with all X's at some specific value). The last report is drive 1 detection. before the boot process goes This is where your DVD or CD-Rom drive or any other optical/secondary drive that is attached, gets reported.

4. If your DVD or CD-Rom drive comes up FIRST, as drive 0 (instead of second, as optical drive 1), then you have tis defective Philips DVD-CD-Rom drive! I am initiating a class action suit, so let me know if this is the case.

5. If, however, your screen reaches a stage where it should recognize/report a HD, but does not (halts here) then your HD is probably damaged/defective from shock or wear. If it recognizes a hard drive, and properly identifies its parameters (mfg, model, size, etc), then you probably do not have this defective DVD/CD drive. But if the whole post process halts after the HD, your DVD or CD-Rom drive may still be at fault (because it is damaged, dirty, full of hair/lint or otherwise impaired).

6. Regardless, if the DVD/CD-Rom is suspect, you can isolate this as the problem.

7. TURN OFF THE LAPTOP!

8. Underneath the laptop, there will be a screw about 4 inches in, on a centyer line direct from the DVD/CD tray panel. Remove this screw. Insert a pin or paper clip (carefully, and STRAIGHT in!) to the small hole next to the CD tray release button. This opens the tray manually. Pukll it out to the full open position, then GENTLY pull further, and the whole drive will release from the laptop.

9. Now, try to start the laptop. If it starts normally now, your drive is defective (or needs to be cleaned/repaired). You can buy a replacement at any legitimate advanced PC shop, or many used computer parts stores. Try the drive before you buy, just slide in and mount a CD/DVD. (you may have special adapter that must be removed from the old OEM drive, and the tray cover may need to be switched to allow the CD to close for testing)

10. Regardless of the outcome of any of the above, please post your results, and the complete text of the black screen here, so I can analyze the problem -or any other possibilities that may be indicated by the post dialog.

Mar 05, 2008 | NEC Versa SX Notebook

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