Question about Samsung (SH-M522C/BEBN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
Yes! Optical disc drives like a CD/DVD Blu-Ray player/writer are usually plug and play.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: SH-S182 installation
before anything else.. your computer must not be plugged in
have some screw drivers ready
open the case
remove the connections of your old cd/dvd-rom
remove the screws
remove the drive from the bay
replace it with your new dvd writer
replace the connections and the screws
put everything else back
then turn on your system :D
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
Unfortunately there are no updates available for the UJ-8xx series (except for Sony - which won't work on other machines) as it just uses an old generic Windows optical device driver.
Your problems lie elsewhere.
These units have very very very strong region restriction - no reported patches or fixes that I can find...
So they come with an original region (the local one for where you bought the laptop) set by the manufacturer. You only have 5 possible region changes before it locks on to the final region permanently*.
There is very little info on the Matsushita (now Panasonic) website - but it appears that when you insert a different region disk into the drive it will automatically change the region restriction setting to that new region (and there goes one of your 5 allowed changes??).
If this is correct then you may start with for example a region 2 restriction (whatever the local region is for your computer) and record various DVDs in region 2 format. Then one day you try (deliberately or accidentally) a region 4 disk. Your drive reads it and changes the default to ... region 4 (using one allowed change)... next you put in one of your old disks - and the drive restriction default is changed back to region 2 (using another of your 5 changes) - until you've used up the 5 changes - when it's locked.
Because it's an odd number, chances are you'll end up with a permanent non-local region restriction...
* and Panasonic/Matsushita will only change it for a cost apparently...
so not very good news...
To help you, try this handy little free tool. It will tell you whether your drive is restricted, which region it's currently set to; and how many changes of the 5 you've already used:
now if I could just find out how to change the current region...
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
This could be due to a common issue. I would suggest you try this method first.
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Posted on May 17, 2009
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