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Philips DVD RW SDVD8441 playing music cds but not recognising other discs. Trying to install works suite and it's not even recognising a disc has been loaded. Have used this disc before and not had a problem, just suddenly stopped working.

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A lot of people seem to be having issues with this drive. I don't know what make PC you have. You might try your manufacturer's web site for a firmware update.

Or use this one

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It could be because the dvd rw laser sre finishedtry to replace the laser or the dvd rw as whole

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