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Potential Slimtype BD E DS4E1S Driver Fix

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post

    Well as it seems, the physical unit itself is the culprit. If you aren't under manufacturer's warranty anymore, the only solution is to replace the ODD altogether. Forums are pooling with complaints of that drive & still no recall.
    Somehow miss this post about how to fix?
    That method is all over the net too. It didn't work for many, albeit that was 2 years ago. So, if it works, awesome. If not, I wouldn't go crazy over it. A new drive was the ultimate solution for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurcameron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    Okay folks, I think I may have a solution for people who are having problems with their Slimtype BD E DS4E1S drives. I just ran into this issue myself today & I've been going crazy trying to find the cause. After a lot of googling, I found out the Slimtype BD E DS4E1S driver is actually made by Lite-On. It appears the drives may just need a firmware flash update. The Lite-On site appeared to be doing some sort of maintenance but, Lite-On DS-4E1S Firmware Downloads - Firmware HQ has the driver. Just download, extract & install the .exe file. I think the DOS file has the same result but, just a different method My BD drive is now properly reading discs. Give it a try folks.


    P.S. in case you guys find the link is dead, inbox me & I'll try to get it to you.
    I just had the same problem!

    You can try what Master Chief posted. ~2 years ago that method hasn't worked. If it doesn't work, either try to get it replaced under 1 year manufacturer's warranty or just buy a new drive altogether. I went crazy for about 2 months looking for solutions before I finally caved. Spare yourself the headache. There are no drivers for the ODD drives but, there are firmware updates, some more supported than others however. If that registry method doesn't work, which is pretty much a last effort before buying a new drive, then be prepared to spend about $60.00 USD. Post back your laptop's full name brand & model number & I'll to find a repair manual that'll list which drives will fit in your ODD bay. Also check reputable parts websites for your laptop parts & check those manufacturers' websites for support, drivers, firmware, etc.
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    You can also try ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download Optical Disk Drive Firmware It might refresh firmware of the drive. This is the same firmware I used a while ago with no luck. There may have been silent installs or major OS updates since then. If my memory serves me correctly, the drive worked with my Linux partitions but, not with my M$ OSs.
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    Do you not realize I help people on this very site literally every day involving that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Do you not realize I help people on this very site literally every day involving that?
    No? I am not aware. But, as I mentioned, in the past, that method hasn't always worked. If it does, awesome. If it doesn't, a replacement unit may be the best solution if there are no software based methods that come to fruition.
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    Don't get me wrong. I know them thingamajigs fail. It happens. Firmware update, lens clean careful, rail lubricated well no grime all doesn't fix....but that is less often than usual.

    Just so you know where I'm coming from: I have had optical drives physically fail on me. (Needed lens I suppose. Not worth efforts.)




    lol just yesterday my mom asked me to look at a conventional CD player that wouldn't "make sound."

    The thing was more broke than the mountains. Brand new from factory too. (Cheap junk from someplace that makes cheap junk.)

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Don't get me wrong. I know them thingamajigs fail. It happens. Firmware update, lens clean careful, rail lubricated well no grime all doesn't fix....but that is less often than usual.

    Just so you know where I'm coming from: I have had optical drives physically fail on me. (Needed lens I suppose. Not worth efforts.)




    lol just yesterday my mom asked me to look at a conventional CD player that wouldn't "make sound".

    The thing was more broke than the mountains. Brand new from factory too. (Cheap junk from someplace that makes cheap junk.)

    lol
    As far as physical moving parts of the drive, most posts I've read online didn't involve moving parts. The drives physically functioned & were even able to boot OS discs. The issue was once inside a M$ OS (most notably Windows 7), the drive would then stop recognizing discs. Again, this was ~2 years ago. Hopefully there have been sufficient updates on the OS side of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    As far as physical moving parts of the drive, most posts I've read online didn't involve moving parts. The drives physically functioned & were even able to boot OS discs. The issue was once inside a M$ OS (most notably Windows 7), the drive would then stop recognizing discs. Again, this was ~2 years ago. Hopefully there have been sufficient updates on the OS side of things.
    Easy as the sun revolves around the Earth. (See science study for a laugh.)

    It is what I posted in the link above. Fixed 100% of time.

    Although, I am not yet nor probably will ever be sold to this "Big Bang" fairy tale they speak of, or animals/species drivel contained within.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    As far as physical moving parts of the drive, most posts I've read online didn't involve moving parts. The drives physically functioned & were even able to boot OS discs. The issue was once inside a M$ OS (most notably Windows 7), the drive would then stop recognizing discs. Again, this was ~2 years ago. Hopefully there have been sufficient updates on the OS side of things.
    Easy as the sun revolves around the Earth. (See science study for a laugh.)

    It is what I posted in the link above. Fixed 100% of time.
    Awesome. Luckily I still have that drive. I'll have to try it some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    Okay folks, I think I may have a solution for people who are having problems with their Slimtype BD E DS4E1S drives. I just ran into this issue myself today & I've been going crazy trying to find the cause. After a lot of googling, I found out the Slimtype BD E DS4E1S driver is actually made by Lite-On. It appears the drives may just need a firmware flash update. The Lite-On site appeared to be doing some sort of maintenance but, Lite-On DS-4E1S Firmware Downloads - Firmware HQ has the driver. Just download, extract & install the .exe file. I think the DOS file has the same result but, just a different method My BD drive is now properly reading discs. Give it a try folks.


    P.S. in case you guys find the link is dead, inbox me & I'll try to get it to you.
    I know this is an old thread and it's for Windows 8 but I'm having this issue and the Lite-On update didn't work. The only real change that my laptop (Asus N53Jq) has gone through in the last several years I've had it is that my computer-savvy father recently put an SSD to replace the old hard drive. Works a hell of a lot faster, especially booting up but now I've noticed this annoying problem!

    After cleaning the lens the first time (microfibre cloth, no alcohol) I managed to get a reading sound out of it but still 'please insert disc'. I then saw some dude on youtube with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol clean it, gave it a shot. Same disc stopped making that sound when I closed the tray. I know it's working because it made that sound so I can't justify ordering another...yet.

    Keep you posted on what my Dad thinks anyway.
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