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Sony Vaio Notebook's blu-Ray optical drive stops during DVD play

\015 My Sony Vaio VGN-AW190 Notebook has Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit system. The internal optical drive is a Matshita BD MLT U7230AS and it stops playing DVDs and CDs 2 to 55 minutes into play and the screen freezes. This problem occurs with both Windows Media Player and Intervideo Win DVD software. To get the optical drive to play again, I have to restart my notebook. After restart, the optical drive again stops within 2 to 55 minutes into DVD/CD play. I checked to see if third party (non-Windows) software somehow caused this problem by doing a complete recovery of my notebook. Once the recovery was done, the optical drive problem still continued to occur with just the original factory-installed software.\015\012\015\012Any ideas on how I can fix this optical disc drive problem ? \015\012\015\012If I need to replace the internal Blu-R/DVD/CD Read/Write optical disc drive, any recommendations for one that would be compatible with my notebook (and fit into the existing optical drive slot) would greatly be appreciated.\015\012\015\012 Thanks.\015

Answers :

The laser is definitely weak on that drive, it takes alot of power to play blu-ray discs and if the laser may have been slightly defective to begin with then that can cause the drive to act funky the way it has been.

Whatever blu-ray drive you get doesn't matter as long as the shape of it is the same as the one you have now cause all you would have to do is change out the front door and the screw holder on the back of the drive, then because the shape of the drive is the same, you can move it back into its slot.

Your notebook is new enough to where any drive will work in it.

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