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SONY VGN-FS840W

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by RiPwoodie, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. RiPwoodie

    RiPwoodie Member

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    I have a Sony VGN-BX540B Laptop with the following:

    2GHz Intel Pentium M Processor 760 w/Centrino Mobile Technology, 1GB RAM, 100GB hard drive, DVD±RW(+R double layer), 10/100/1000 Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, 56Kbps/V.90, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, 14.1" XGA display.

    The DVD+R Double Layer DVD+-RW Drive Bay Unit is marked #Sony Model VGP-DRWBX1 and is listed in the hardware devices as a #Sony DW-Q58A. It will play and burn DVD's but will not recognize any CD's[blank disk,software,musicor boot disks], it used to. Sony had me update the firmware to UFS4-2 but that did not help. I have tried to update the drivers to no avail and uninstalled the device and rebooted and it reinstalled but that did not help either. When I put a CD in the tray it acts like it wants to start and then whirls and stops over and over again-I have to use a pin in the eject hole to ope the tray as the eject will not work when it is trying to start. A DVD works OK and ejects fine.

    It is about 4 months old and Sony has had me do several things,update firmware,set BIOS to default,ect but has not helped and they advise I do a complete reinstall of my system or send the computer in to them as they do not have any replacement drives of this model at the time and can't give me a date when they will be in stock, which I do not want to do. Any ideas?

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  2. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you checked to see if your ASPI is corrupt? If it is you could be experiencing the problems you describe.

    http://radified.com/ASPI/forceaspi.htm

    FYI, XP doesn't need ASPI to function properly but if it is installed and corrupt you will see erratic behavior such as being able to burn a DVD but not a CD or vice versa. This may or may not cure your problem, but it's worth looking into.
     

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