PHILIPS DVD + RW DVD 8801 help

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by leetcakes, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. leetcakes
    OP

    leetcakes GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    148
    0
    Jul 29, 2007
    Bahrain
    Hey! my friend has a PHILIPS DVD + RW DVD 8801 drive. it was working when he bought it, it was working. and most of the time he uses it for warcraft 3's original cd. he had to reinstall his computer one day and after that day, his cd drive can only read WC3 CD... wierd eh? all other discs are not detected at all. and the drivers are there, they are most likely the latest ones according to "update driver" button in device manager.. any have any experience please help
    thnx in advance
     
  2. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,377
    0
    Jul 21, 2007
    Melbourne
    go on to the website, and see if there are updated drivers
     
  3. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Member
    1,783
    4
    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    Take out the disk and then restart the computer and see what happens. That doesnt work put in a new disk restart and see what happens. If that does not work shut the computer down disconnect the DVD drive then reconnect it using preferably using a different IDE cable.

    Or flash with updated firmware:
    http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloa...0&fileid=192787