Hello there, I’m writing here as I think this is perhaps the only forum available apart from another one dedicated to Philips devices.
I have a Philips DVDRW416 K vers. and I had all sort of problem since the last month when it suddendly stopped burning.
To cut the long story short it all began when I did install a new GFX card, an Nvidia FX5900XT…initially I though that the reason why the drive stopped to burn @ 4X was due to the short amperage provided by my AC power supply as the FX card need external power in order to run, strange rings were burn as a result of failure burning…kind a fade out burning ring…but…
after that I tried to reinstalll my old card for a test did noticed no differences.
I did try almost everything…ASPI Drivers removal…re-installing…Forcing ASPI…removing IDE drivers–Installing Via chipset drivers…did try to firmware it back to P.1.2 and back to P 1.4. Installl the driver into a new computer with fresh XP installation …NOTHING Worked out!!! so…basically the driver does not recognize CD’s and read 40% of my previous DVD backup…something I did notice is that the drive work better in safe mode and those DVD that doesn’t read in Nomal XP session does read in safe…but still …if I burn under safe mode it stop burning with errors…any help? clue? is there a flashtool that actually work under DOS? why on hearth Philips did this flash firmware software running under windows? why is there no new Firmware avail for it? I know many other custome like me had the same problem…should I hrow this drive out of the window?..pls any help is much appreciate…sorry this long.