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Storage BluRay drive not reading discs

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by talladega, 3 Dec 2012.

  1. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Minimodder

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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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  3. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Looks like you were right. I had it in the workshop too much when building the htpc case. :wallbash:

    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.

    :thumb:
     
  4. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Edit: seems problem has been solved :D
     
  5. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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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.
     
  6. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Can you roll back the driver to a previous version?
     
  7. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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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?
     
  9. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Checking now.. *links up to Skynet to request assistance*
     
  11. Gaming_freak_10

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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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  12. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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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?
     
  13. Gaming_freak_10

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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??
     
  14. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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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?
     
  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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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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