I have installed the wrong firmware on my Optiarc BD-5300S
Can anybody help me recover this. It recognizes a drive but Windows doesn't know what drive this is. I tried running the correct firmware, but this also doesn't recognise the drive and closes. Please help!
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Sounds like you need to install/reinstall a codec pack, for it to be able to read different formats such as VOB,DIVX,MPEG,AVI etc.You may also have a faulty optical drive or one with a dirty lens but i would try installing a better quality codec pack first then look to your optical drive as the problem.Thanks...Lee
Unless the drive in your laptop is a blu-ray drive, it won't recognize a blu-ray disc. A blu-ray drive can recognize and play a regular DVD, but it doesn't work the other way around.
If your computer is indeed fitted with a blu-ray drive, the laser lens may need cleaning. On a laptop, you usually have clear access to the lens with the tray open, so you can try cleaning it with a cotton swab moistened with lens cleaner. Or the disc itself may have a problem. Try another disc and see if the trouble continues.
If the computer doesn't have a blu-ray drive and you will frequently want to play blu-ray discs, get a USB external blu-ray drive. It's easier to find one of those than to locate a suitable blu-ray replacement drive for a laptop. There are many variations of drives used in laptops, but an external drive will always be compatible. And you'll be able to use it with other computers not blu-ray equipped.