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There have been a number of reports about this, but I have rlm yet been able to confirm this for myself. Ranger78Dec 20, HP has determined that I have a defective drive.

Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S for Sony Vaio no longer reads bluray

These are notoriously slow in coming, one of the disadvantages of window playback. Any advice regarding this would be greatly appreciated as I am clueless.

How wnidows you install W7 exactly? I know nothing about filter drivers, but could this be something to look into? Send a private message to nowa. To begin the process, start the Registry Editor. Contact the manufacturer for the same. Please select that and device manager will open.

Previous firmware version s other than mentioned here are probably OEMs and therefore cannot be updated with this file. HP replacing my drive HP has determined that I have a defective drive. I m out of warrranty, and I sent an e-mail for the tech support HP UK and they said they can not help me anymore This is of course just a thought, as mentioned, I’m a total newbie, perhaps and hopefully there is a much simpler explanation, can anyone please, please, pretty please help?


I have optiarc BD Rom BCS ATA Device it is not recognizing blu – Microsoft Community

I’ve tried updating firmware, updating quickplay, downloading powerdvd 9, checked drivers in device manager and pretty much anything else I can think of. Ensure wondows your Blu ray software is up to date with the latest patches and codecs.

To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all bc-5500w and close all other programs. You may damage your drive if you flash it with incompatible firmware. Mine is in a external USB box and I only paid 75 bucks for it on eBay, so not to faced about the whole thing. Run the following Fixit and check if it helps. Find More Posts by smashedpumpkins.

To get the full experience on Sony. Do not worry over Optical drive Firmware.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. So now Im at the point where I think the drive might be bad but dont really want to fork out the money for a new one if I dont really have to. You could try downgrading the firmware to an acceptable version, then upgrade again with one of Sony’s updates. At the “Firmware Updater” screen, read the caution information, then click “Yes” to continue. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.


Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S

Yeah, but no OEM will go looking for it, Sony should inform their OEM customers that they have improved performance with better firmware and then provide a link. Download the latest version for the retail version of this drive from sony at: Originally Posted by joecole. Before You Start Important Notes During the installation of this update do not turn the computer off or cancel the update.

With luck, it reads a CD today… but just this and end of life. I think this would require a recall from HP since so many people has the same problem