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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 21:04   #1
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BluRay drive not reading discs

For the htpc I built I bought a laptop slot load bluray drive for it.

It is a TS-TB23L. I think made by Samsung or something.

I haven't used it much, but yesterday I was copying some of my blurays to my pc and the first one worked fine and then it wouldnt read any discs after that. After a bunch of looking for seemingly non existent driver updates and uninstalling and reinstalling it in device manager it still would not work.

Finally I gave up and rebooted the pc to see what that would do and put in a disc and it read it. Awesome, I thought, until this morning I put in a different disc and it does it again. I reboot multiple times trying multiple discs and no go.

Is it possible that a dirty lens would be causing this? Or some other kind of issue? Or maybe I just got a crappy drive?

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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 21:41   #2
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probably got dust in it.. get a blu-ray lens cleaner disc.. I have one.. it works.. if it doesn't read.. then you got a dead drive..
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 04:13   #3
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Looks like you were right. I had it in the workshop too much when building the htpc case.

I opened it up and cleaned it out and now it works perfect it seems. Put in multiple discs a number of times and reads them all. Ripping a bluray as I type this.

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actually I ran into issues again last night. I am not sure why it does this but I know how to 'fix' it.

What happens is it will read any disc and work great, but after a disc has been in there for a while (when im ripping it to mkv) I eject it once done and then it wont read another disc. to 'fix' the problem I power down the htpc completely and power it back on and it then reads discs perfectly again.

I think it was a bit dirty, but that isn't the issue anymore. is it possible that it is going to sleep or into some power save thing?? it will spin up the disc a bit for a few seconds and the light flashes a bit, then goes off.

Seems more like software than hardware, IMO.
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actually I ran into issues again last night. I am not sure why it does this but I know how to 'fix' it.

What happens is it will read any disc and work great, but after a disc has been in there for a while (when im ripping it to mkv) I eject it once done and then it wont read another disc. to 'fix' the problem I power down the htpc completely and power it back on and it then reads discs perfectly again.

I think it was a bit dirty, but that isn't the issue anymore. is it possible that it is going to sleep or into some power save thing?? it will spin up the disc a bit for a few seconds and the light flashes a bit, then goes off.

Seems more like software than hardware, IMO.
Can you roll back the driver to a previous version?
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 19:22   #7
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Can't. I looked at what driver it is using and its just using a generic microsoft cd rom driver.

Anywhere I can get a newer driver?
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What brand and model is the blu-ray drive? I can look it up for you?
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same as this: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-HP-TS-TB2...-/140760258845
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Checking now.. *links up to Skynet to request assistance*
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'dega, Try this linky

I'll keep looking.

Found this one as well.. Lemme know if this works.. *disconnects from Skynet and goes into sleep mode*
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Tried that Microsoft Fix It thing. Didn't work.
The driver listed on that site is what I currently am using.

How can there not be a newer driver?
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*boots up* What? Oh man.. *mutters* Sorry 'dega.. looks like that drive may be duff.. do you have any other blu-ray drives??
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no other drives. i guess i'll just keep using it till it totally craps out.
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Did the drive fail yet?
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nope, I've ripped over 40 blu rays to my server so far. I have to do a full shutdown and power on after each one though. But it works.

2 of my blu rays didn't work though... but I think thats the disc not the drive. Too bad I bought them quite a while ago, I don't think I could get replacement discs could i?
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