Philips dvd8631 Issues



dunno if this is the right place to ask but here goes.

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with a Philips DVDR8631 and its refusing to read certain cd-rws (Just got it and likely won’t be burning cds or dvds for a short while).

Any advice for getting the drive to read some of my cd-rws??


Does it read regualr CDs? You could see if there’s a firmware upgrade.


It is reading regular cds, just not certain cd-rws (ones that I have install programs on to load to my new Dell). I upgraded to firmware BD10. Now it loads them but then crashes when I try to run anything on the cd.

*needs help


Bad burns on those CD-RW discs. You can try those discs with another optical drive. Some drives can read bad media.


I wouldn’t see why they’d be bad burns. I’ve never had a problem burning them before or using them on my old machine or other machines.