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Potential Slimtype BD E DS4E1S Driver Fix

  1. #31


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by msmitty View Post
    I've just checked underneath my laptop and it says...

    MODEL: N53J
    MB VER: N53JQ
    Followed by some barcode number then ' N53JQ-SX150V' so hopefully that's the real model number!

    Thank you so much, you've been so incredibly helpful when I didn't expect anything at all!

    edit: I might end up going back to where I got it from and seeing if they can order me a legitimate one, at least then I can dodge the shady sellers
    So you have the Asus N53JQ-SX150V ASUS N53Jq-SX150V/15.6 HD/i7-720QM/2GB/500GB/GT425M Auction (0004-2114961) | GraysOnline Australia correct?

    Haha. Vista Support Forums Windows 7 Help Forums | https://www.eightforums.com/ | Windows 9 Forums Are all very active forums full of easy to follow tutorials with lots of knowledgeable members. There's always help here Where did you buy this laptop from?

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I have had this problem since first upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (now 8.1) last year. The Bluray drive appears in This PC. When I double click it it opens the drive and asks me to insert a disc. However when I do so the drive makes a single short attempt to spin up, the green light lights up for a second but nothing further happens.

    When I double click the drive again it ejects the disc and asks me to insert a disc again.

    I have tried the registry changes to no avail and other suggestions that I have seen working for people but haven't for me. I have ordered an external Bluray writer but I would still like to get this drive working again. I'm aware that it might be a hardware issue however as I recall it seemed to stop working not long after I upgraded to Windows 8.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by THX1138 View Post
    I have had this problem since first upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (now 8.1) last year. The Bluray drive appears in This PC. When I double click it it opens the drive and asks me to insert a disc. However when I do so the drive makes a single short attempt to spin up, the green light lights up for a second but nothing further happens.

    When I double click the drive again it ejects the disc and asks me to insert a disc again.

    I have tried the registry changes to no avail and other suggestions that I have seen working for people but haven't for me. I have ordered an external Bluray writer but I would still like to get this drive working again. I'm aware that it might be a hardware issue however as I recall it seemed to stop working not long after I upgraded to Windows 8.

    I'm afraid that software may not be the issue. It's time to junk the drive.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7


    Sorry for delayed response.

    I bought it from a store in Australia [where I live ] so I may take it back there. My dad gave me an external optical drive so I'll just use that for now and maybe take it apart to see if it fits into my laptop. It does work when plugged into my laptop so I do think it's the actual hardware.

    THX1138 - I agree with Casey. Junk it.

    I'm not too fussed anymore, I don't really use a lot of CDs these days and if I do, I'll just use the spare external drive I have.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by msmitty View Post
    Sorry for delayed response.

    I bought it from a store in Australia [where I live ] so I may take it back there. My dad gave me an external optical drive so I'll just use that for now and maybe take it apart to see if it fits into my laptop. It does work when plugged into my laptop so I do think it's the actual hardware.

    THX1138 - I agree with Casey. Junk it.

    I'm not too fussed anymore, I don't really use a lot of CDs these days and if I do, I'll just use the spare external drive I have.
    I strongly recommend not using an external drive as an internal drive. Even if the drive can sit in the bay, the internal components aren't the same. The USB interface is not designed to be as powerful as any IDE, SATA, etc. interface. The power may be too much for the external drive & can fry it. There is no guarantee this will work.
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  6. #36


    Hi everyone,

    i also had the exact same frustrating problems with my bd e ds4e1s as they are described here. No software-based fixes were working for me, i tried (possibly) all of them...

    A disassembly, physical cleanup (removing dust) and clean reassembly of the drive itself (not just removing the drive as a whole from the notebook's case, but also opening up the drive) did the job for me though. It is now again properly detecting and reading discs; no further preperation was required - no installations, no update etc.

    slimtype bd e ds4e1s WILL NOT READ ANY MEDIA - Page 4

    You should give it a try, if you already and unsuccessfully tried all the software-related fixes around. It might be working for you too, hopefully.
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