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Windows 7: 7 64bit USB 2.0 External BluRay burner problem

08 Oct 2010   #11
kinderjajce

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

and another funny thing happens when i try to boot up my computer:

when the bluray burner is plugged in (even if there is a bluray disc in or the tray door is open) my computer won't get pass the boot screen (i mean the screen when i can press F10 and go to BIOS).


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08 Oct 2010   #12
kinderjajce

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I don't know what to tell you. I have a Sony Walkman mp3 player, works fine on all my PCs except my old XP beater. When I plug it in I get the detected, undetected beeps like you do. It acts like you are plugging it in and unplugging it again over and over. Works fine on my other XP PC though. I didn't bother to figure out why because all i wanted to do was recharge it on that PC.

yep, but i bought the burner just to watch HD films connected to my Pioneer 50" plasma TV with HDMI. and unfortunately, this is my only laptop that has HDMI so i'm really pissed off right now...

thx for all of your suggestions though...
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09 Oct 2010   #13
kinderjajce

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

could some1 just tell me then who can i ask for an advice?
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09 Oct 2010   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If it was me I would suspect the USB enclosure you put the drive in. My full size HP external DVD drive came pre-installed in an enclosure with an external power pack. That was one of the reasons I bought it. It's reliable and works when I need it.
I also have an external USB hard drive enclosure that I put an extra laptop drive I had in. The enclosure was on the cheap side as far as price goes. It doesn't have an external power pack, just the two USB cords, one for data and one for the extra power needed. I've noticed that at times it didn't work very well, transfer speed would slow to a crawl or it would just stop responding. More so on certain computers. Once I plugged it into a dedicated power pack it worked fine all the time. If I ever buy another one I'm going to spend a few more bucks for something name brand.
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09 Oct 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Main page
BD-5730S | Sony Optiarc

Firm ware update.
BD-5730S | Sony Optiarc

Firmware update. I don't know if you tried this.

Mike
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09 Oct 2010   #16
kinderjajce

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Main page
BD-5730S | Sony Optiarc

Firm ware update.
BD-5730S | Sony Optiarc

Firmware update. I don't know if you tried this.

Mike

yes, it was the first thing i did. the problem is that the update tool reads that my FW version is 1.70 and it cannot update it to 1.02. guess that is because of the usb enclosure...

@alphanumeric: the enclosure that i bought is the only one that i found in my country (Croatia) so i don't have an alternative regarding the enclosure...
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09 Oct 2010   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

kinderjajce

Sorry the Sony website was useless with an out of date driver.
Your 1.7 driver is a newer version driver than the 1.02.
Keep the 1.7. If you find a 1.8 or larger number that would be a newer version.

Sony needs to update their website.

Mike
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10 Oct 2010   #18
kinderjajce

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

ok, people. after about 30hrs of trying to figure out what to do and after almost losing all hope that i'll get it working on my laptop suddenly i got an idea to turn the wireless network adapter off (hardware switch).

bluray burner, at that time, was plugged in only with an usb data cable and all of the sudden the burner could read the bluray disc that was in it. i don't know why it happened but i guess that wireless adapter draws too much power all by itself and it isn't supplying the usb ports with enough power supply.
another funny thing: when i tried to figure out how can i use both the wireless internet and the bluray burner i couldn't manage to get it working until i tried all of the combinations with both the data and additional power cable. nothing. but then i plugged in only the power cable and left it running for about 30 seconds. after that i plugged in the data cable and voila... IT FINALLY WORKS as it should.

oh, i'm so happy right now that i could go out, buy myself a bottle of vodka, get drunk and watch bluray movies

p.s. can any1 please explain to me why it wouldn't work if i first plugged in the data cable and then additional power or even if i first plugged in the power cable but shortly after (less than 30 secs) plugged in the data cable?
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10 Oct 2010   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I haven't a clue but I'm glad you got it working.

Mike
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10 Oct 2010   #20
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

It just showes that you need to get a better USB case with it own power supply. The next time you try you may be back too orignal problem. That laptop barely has enoungh power to power both.
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