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Old 05-Nov-2003, 12:57
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Lot of Problems w/PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW


my problem is something like this.. I have phillips brand of cd writer, PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW, camon on my compaq presario 5000.
Heres whats happening... I put a recordable CD (which I should'nt have I guess, should have used CD RW ones) and have been able to burn the redhat ISO image disk 1 succesfully.. but that was it.. Now whenever I try to burn a CD (no matter what softeware I use, i used burn4free to burn the first disk mentioned above), it tells me no cd found and now im using writable maxell new CDs too.. I tried differed cd burning software under win XP and win 2000 but got same results, i deleted my PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW (though windows say its functioning properly) and let windows detect it again, still no luck. I thought Ok I will upgrade the firmware on this thing... I got the latest v2_5.cvt file along with the flashtools.exe (packaged together).. I can run the flash tool, i follow the process, it disables the DMA and asks to reboot, and run it again, here is the problem when i run it again, flash tool doesnt list the v2_5.cvt file so that I can select it, I know its there when i do a listing of the folder (c:\program files\flashtool) it (flash tool utility) actually knows that there are 9 different cvt files but dont list either of them, i tried copying the files someplace else ..still no luck... I know what im doing.. im not a new bee or pc illiterate.. but this is just driving me insane...im out of clues.. i dont know what i can do to flash the firmware.. if its really needed and is a problem... or what to do to make the stupid PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW burn me CD again.

PS: I'm using 74min 650Meg writable Maxcell CDs..

Please email me directly or reply here if you can help. Thanks..

risc6k@yahoo.com
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Old 15-Nov-2003, 04:03
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I don't say this often but I think your burner is bad maybe I'll do a little research and see if I can find out anything for you. I'll let you know something soon.
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Old 15-Nov-2003, 12:13
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Great... Thanks man..
Looking forward to your reply.

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Old 20-Nov-2003, 17:59
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Will it read any cd? Like maybe a game cd or some other type of cd?
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Old 20-Nov-2003, 22:02
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Old 20-Nov-2003, 22:58
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I'm afraid it sounds as if that drive bit the dust. When I search the problem on the net I found that people have had this problem but there drives just wouldn't read blank CD it would read regular CDs. I'm sorry that I can't be of more help but after what you have decried to me. I think it's the drive. Tell do you play games or use the CD-ROM a lot and if so is it the writer that you use most of the time. The reason I ask is that I use to go through writes like socks it's or at least I think it's because I play a lot of games and use the CD-ROM on a daily base. So I deiced to get a second CD-ROM and use that primarily and I had the same writer for about three years now and it's still going strong. Just my two cent but it's worked for me.
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Old 03-Jan-2004, 21:05
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I have terrible news


I am afraid I have your answer.

Read a little comment on some other board about iso's not working if they are burned at too fast a speed.

I had the same problem.... and now its solved.

Please, do the internet a favor. If this advice works, find a message board post about this topic and tell them the same =)

If you don't do it, remember, I didn't have to do it either. But I did. Its a common problem, and we all deserve the fix.
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I can not burn music on my Philips CD-RW CDD4801. I keep geting this error.

"There is no media in your burning drive or the drive is not ready. Please insert media or check the drive"

I have download the drivers. The drivers I download is PhillipsCDD4801FlashTool3[1].1

The Philips CD-RW was given to me my a friend.


I tryed updating the drivers by using the Update Device Diver Wizard, but I keep getting C:\WINDOWS\INF\MSCDROM.INF
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Re: Lot of Problems w/PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW


I have a Philips CDD4801 as well, and I am having a different problem.
For no apparent reason, a couple months ago, it just started constantly running (spinning). There is no disk in the drive, but when my computer is on, it runs really fast non-stop. If I try to open it, it makes a bad, almost grinding, sound and runs even with the disk slot open. I know that if a disk had been in, it would have flown out and impaled itself in my forehead.
Today, for some reason, it isn't running constantly, so I tried putting a disk in to see if it would work, and neither an audio disk or a data disk will work. It acts like it's trying to find it, but then nothing happens.
Is it possible for it to just freak out for no apparent reason? Is it beyond fixing?
Thank you,
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Re: Lot of Problems w/PHILIPS CDD4801 CD-R/RW


A driver update might fix it, but it sounds like it might be in need of replacing. It sounds like the sensor is failing/failed (the one that detects if a CD is present).
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