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PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 Problem

By jamflan
Jan 6, 2008
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  1. Hi, I have a PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 DVDR/RW drive and i'm having some problems with it. Everytime I use the drive to install games/play cds/Rip cds/ back up dvds etc, the whole computer begins to 'stutter' the mouse becomse a little stuttery and any audio played comes out stuttered too. Also it takes ages to back up dvds, like 4hours. I've updated the firmware to the most recent of 2.4 so has anyone got any ideas how to help me? Many thanks, Jamflan
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,800   +158

    Replace the drive... with the low prices now, and the fact that you have already upgraded the firmware, don't waste any more time on this
  3. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    laptop or desktop?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,800   +158

    Does it really matter mscrx?
  5. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    on a desktop, if both device sit on the same channel, it can matter.
    but you're right dvd writer are cheap (where cheap is relative - for me it is)
  6. jamflan

    jamflan Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry guys i've updated my specs now, this problem happened about a year ago but I updated the firmware and it worked again, i'm assuming its dying now i guess,
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,800   +158

    Yes jamflan,
    you probably paid a considerable amount for this originally. It seems like the $75+ burners don't last like the $35 ones do. On my 3 year old $35 NEC combo burner I have never updated firmware and I have burned over 300 CD's and DVD's to date
  8. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    I have burned more than 500 dvd's with my desktops philips (as well) dvd writer and it wasn't cheap when I bought it. well quality is not consistent everywhere.
    if you, jamflam, do not use your system drive and the dvd drive on the same ide channel (as master and slave) then, as Tmagic650 said, its probably the best option to get a new one.

    Tmagic650, I agree with you and what you said but I always try before I buy :)
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,426   +217

    It could be that the IDE channel the optical drive is connected to has reverted to slow PIO mode instead of the faster DMA or UDMA mode. In the Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, right click on the channel the optical drive is connected to and under Properties and then Advanced Settings see if it has reverted to PIO mode.

    If so, sometimes you can change the mode right there but if it is grayed out, uninstall the channel, reboot and let Windows reinstall it. That usually fixes the transfer mode.
  10. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    yeah thats more specific to what I meant...
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,800   +158

    The PI0 revert is possible, but not likely with the newer motherboards
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,426   +217

    But it's worth checking since it costs nothing to do so.
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