Sony :: PCG-V505ECP Optical Drive

Jan 19, 2009

the cd/dvd combo drive crapped on me as it only reads CDs now, no dvds. I did however steal a dvd rom drive from a Tr3ap1 , which is also the UJDA755 model so i'm assuming it well work.

Well when i tried disassembling the v505 it was impossible. i've sat for 2 hours trying to split the halves of the case to gain access and looked online everywhere to see if there were any guides but i have failed.

i even looked at the diagram but it didn't help me as all i could figure out from it were the hidden screw.

View 3 Replies


ADVERTISEMENT

Sony :: Upgrade- PCG-V505ECP

Jan 29, 2010

I have a sony model # PCG-V505ECP

It has a small hard drive 40gigs, I believe this one [url]

Is there anyway I can upgrade this? What drives would you recommend....

View 3 Replies View Related

Sony :: New Z Optical Drive Replacement

Mar 7, 2010

if you can take apart a Sony Z and replace the optical drive with a standard hard drive? Would the older tutorial here be the same way you can take apart a new sony Z or how do you think you could get in there?

[url]

Or is that a different model? I don't suppose there's a new tutorial out for the new Zs as they just came out.

On another note - I heard you're suppose make a new connector for the hard drive because the Sony Z uses microSATA or uSATA or something like that for their optical drives. There isn't a connector that you can readily purchase now.

View 8 Replies View Related

Sony :: Replace Optical Drive With Mechanical HDD

May 11, 2010

I know this has been asked many times already, but I am still confused about how well a large storage HDD can be integrated.

If I plut in something like the ultrabay, wouldn't the case be opened and let in a lot of dust into the system? I watched a youtube video with someone trying to do the same on an older Z.

He went the ghetto route and use full size SATA cable. At the end not only is there hole where the optical drive used to be

View 4 Replies View Related

Sony :: Can I Replace Optical Drive In Vaio SR

Nov 28, 2009

if I can replace the optical drive in the Vaio SR590? It's a DVDRW, I want to put in Bluray. If Bluray drops in price, and I get a slim bluray drive, can I put it in the SR590? Looking at the computer, it seems the current drive's design is a bit different than a standard notebook optical drive. Seems like it will stick out a bit on the sides...

View 3 Replies View Related

Sony :: How To Make Optical Drive Accessible In Vista On Z

Feb 11, 2009

how to make optical drive to be revealed on eject key press if it was turned off according to a powersaving scheme? This issue relates only to Sony Z after Vista clean installation (by this manual: Sony Z series 32bit Vista Clean Install Guide (full functions & no windows activation)). When I had "factory installed" Vista, it worked this way. But after I have reinstalled OS, DVD drive doesn't want to wake up without restart.

View 10 Replies View Related

Sony :: Plastic Blank For Optical Drive In VAIO SR

Nov 30, 2009

if there is a blank you can replace the optical drive with in the SR series. Preferably a part that is sold by Sony themselves. I hardly use my DVD drive and having it power on and then off each time I bring the notebook out of standby drains battery. I also intend to reduce the weight of the SR by removing the optical drive.

With my old Thinkpad, I was able to remove the optical drive and replace it with a blank fairly easily. I think Lenovo calls it a "travel blank."

View 3 Replies View Related

Sony :: VAIO TTUpgrade SSD From 128 GB To 256/512 GB & Replace Optical Drive With SSD

Dec 31, 2009

I bought a VAIO TT couple of months back - at a time when it was being removed from shelves (in anticipation of VAIO X launch). At that time I hurried and picked up the only model that was available here in Amsterdam.

Its a TT21WN model with 128 GB SSD + Optical Drive (DVD). The SSD in use is a Samsung model - MMBQE28GFMUP-MVA (Slim uSATA).

Now ofcourse 128 GB is not enough so here is what I want to do:

1. Upgrade the 128 GB SSD to 256 GB or 512 GB if possible AND

2. Replace the Optical Drive with another SSD (max capacity possible)

regarding:

- Where can I find the SSD with such capacity and good quality

- How do I replace the current SSD with the new one (guide/manual)... is it easy/hard? Should I go to a service center instead of doing it myself?

- Is it possible to replace the Optical Drive with SSD? Again how easy or hard is it, and how to go about it?

View 3 Replies View Related

Sony :: Optical Drive Reads DVDs, But Not The Win7 Upgrade

May 8, 2010

I have a Sony VGN-AR38G.

I have upgraded the HDD and RAM 2 months ago after a hardisk failure.

Current specs as follows:
Intel Core2 CPU T7400@2.16GHz
Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 GT
2x2G RAM
2x320G HDD

Optical Drive: Mata BD-MLT UJ-210S ATA Device
In device manager it says the device is working properly.
Current driver version is 6.0.6001.18000, which should be the latest (Ver1.06)

The laptop was purchased in June 2007. Broke Dec 2009 due to hardisk failure. Then I upgraded some hardwares (HDD & RAM), reinstalled Vista Home Premium (Burnt disk) then upgraded to Win7 (Retail disk).

Then 2 weeks ago, I left it on battery only, thought it would go into hybernation when the battery drains, however I had a nasty system loss, basically all I had was the Vaio logo and BIOS info, not even F8. So had to reinstall the system. Did pretty much the same thing as before, except I did the firmware upgrade of the optical drive, which I don't recall doing the last time. Then, I'm stuck with the Win7 upgrade.

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell Inspiron 3531 :: Possibility To Mount Optical Drive Without CD / DVD Drive

Oct 14, 2014

I would like to know if on DELL Inspiron 3531 motherboard there is the possibility to mount an optical drive, cause the laptop comes without the CD/DVD drive. If is it possible, where i can buy the optical drive for the laptop?

View 2 Replies View Related

Dell :: XPS 1640: Replace Slot Loading Optical Drive With Hard Drive And Caddy

Sep 29, 2009

I'm thinking of removing my DVD drive and replacing it with a caddy and hard drive as explained here.

I don't use the DVD drive very often and would much prefer a 500GB or 1TB hard drive in there. The DVD drive can then be used externally via the eSATA port using this cable.

The ideal solution would be to use this NewmodeUS caddy as it supports the larger 12.7mm 1TB 2.5" hard drives and has a removable faceplate. The problem is the price.

At $55 including postage to the UK plus customs, VAT and clearance fees on top it's going to work out pretty expensive for what is essentially a slimline SATA to SATA extension

View 3 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Can I Get A 2nd HDD On The Optical Drive

Feb 4, 2009

i did c a Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy from this web [url]but i dont know if that's work for my hdx 16, anyone tried?it that sata 1 or 2?

View 8 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Can't Get Optical Drive Out Of DV5

Mar 31, 2010

I'm putting a new motherboard into a DV5.

I'm following the steps in the manual here:[url]

I'm trying to remove the optical drive as per the instructions on page 55. I've removed the screw and I have the drive open. When I pull on the drive drawer nothing moves. I am afraid if I pull harder I'll break it.

View 5 Replies View Related

Apple :: MBP - Optical Drive

Jan 5, 2009

I am still using Tiger, 10.4 on my MBP.

I have recently been having issues with my optical drive. I was burning a cd for a friend and it would not burn it or pop it out when I asked it to. I had to re-start while holding down the spacebar (or mouse button?) in order for the cd to come out. I forget which method I used, but using terminal did not work nor did the eject key.

It has also done this while running iDVD to watch a movie. The iDVD interface will not work and produces the spinning beachball of death and then I cannot eject the DVD. I either have to leave it alone for the night or restart the computer. Only then will iDVD stop acting up so I can eject the DVD.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Is it all to blame on the optical drive? I just went to the Apple Genius Bar a few weeks ago for a new battery. I hoping my MBP isn't falling apart.

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell :: Optical Drive Compatibility

Apr 20, 2010

Will an optical drive from a Vostro 1500 fit into a Latitude E6410? Will this be difficult to swap?

View 4 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: HDX 16t - Upgradeable Optical Drive

Apr 15, 2009

I want to save money now and get this notebook with the regular DVD RW drive. Maybe later I want to upgrade to Blu Ray. However, is this even possible? If so, does it void my warranty?

View 6 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Dv4000 Optical Drive

Jun 8, 2009

I have a dv4000. It's a bit dated at 3.5 years I've had it, but a pretty solid and reliable notebook. Never any big problems other than a small crack from handling it wrong. But I recently have had an optical drive problem the past couple of months. It doesn't usually bother me too much until I try to use it with a disc. I bought a Macbook and plan on selling this notebook soon, and want to see if I can fix the problem before I sell it, or at least come to the root.

I can hit it around the optical drive area and sometimes the drive will randomly come open. I didn't accidentally hit the button or anything. That or the light on it will start blinking for a bit. When I hit the button for it to open it takes like 10 tries or so of repeatedly hitting it before it will decide to open. When I get a disc in it sometimes it will blink for a bit and act as if there's no disc. I can open and close it again and it will sometimes recognize a disc and play it, but if I hit the area by the drive too hard it will quit running. I have tried reseating the drive. It seemed to work at first, but then it started up with the same problems. My best guess is that it coming disconnected with the data connectors or something and causing it to act up, but I wouldn't know how to keep it any more connected with only 1 screw holding it in...

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: Removing The Optical Drive On An XPS M1330

May 19, 2010

I googled around to see if anyone had done this but got no results.

Is it possible to remove the optical drive from the XPS M1330 and put some sort of plastic placeholder there instead? Being able to fit an extra battery or hard-drive would be great, but I can settle for some plastic.

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: 10" Vostro With An Optical Drive

Aug 12, 2009

10" Vostro with an Optical Drive

View 5 Replies View Related

Dell :: Inspiron 14z With Optical Drive& Hd4330

Sep 10, 2009

In case noone noticed

Dell India
http://www1.ap.dell.com/in/en/home/n...=dhs&cs=indhs1

Dell Singapore
http://www1.ap.dell.com/sg/en/home/n...=dhs&cs=sgdhs1

Dell Malaysia
http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod...hs1&ref=homepg

View 4 Replies View Related

Dell :: M4400 Optical Drive Upgrade

Jan 12, 2009

I'm buying a refurb M4400 that comes with a DVD-ROM drive. I'd like to upgrade it to a DVD-RW.

Dell sells an IDE and a SATA drive. I'm not sure which one I should be getting. I'm hoping M4400 owners here might be able to give me more info - do all M4400s have IDE drives, all have SATA, or is it a mix? Can I safely order one or the other, or will I have to wait and see what my system has before I can order?

View 10 Replies View Related

Dell :: My Slot Optical Drive Broke

Oct 23, 2009

I own a Studio 15, bought in UK. Now I am in India. For some reason my optical drive has stopped working properly. It can hardly read disks and it ejects them back out.

Trying about 10 times, sometime it is able to read the disk. I have tried various disks and have tried reinstalling OS too but in vein.

View 9 Replies View Related

Dell :: Inspiron 1501 New Optical Drive

May 7, 2010

My DVD drive has recently been compromised, i can not share the details of how this happened, but needless to say, i now require a new drive.

Does anyone happen to have a list of compatible optical drives that i could buy for my dell inspiron 1501

View 3 Replies View Related

Dell :: Optical Blu-Ray Burner Drive For I9300

Jul 8, 2008

Is there a place that sells the blu-ray burner that dell puts into their laptops now?

Do you have to buy from Dell? Is this drive compatible with the inspiron 9300? I have modded the bios on my 9300 to the M170 bios. Also, will my video card handle this drive and blu-ray movies? I have a 7800 GTX.

Let me know what you guys think about this.

View 11 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Pavillion Dv9000 Optical Drive

May 10, 2010

when I was replacing my optical drive, I managed to tilt it upside down and several springs fell out. I have no clue where they came from specifically, other than knowing they have something to do with the sliding brackets on the sides.

I've searched frantically for a service manual on my optical drive to fix this problem, but I can't seem to find anything.

The drive in question is:
DVDRW/R and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe

Part number (from the dv9000 service manual):
432973-001

View 3 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Noisy Optical Drive At Start Up

Nov 8, 2009

on my dv7-1270us I have noise coming from dvd drive at start.it is normal ?

because on my other 1175nr dvd drive is quiet at start

View 5 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: HP DV3T Optical Drive Upgrade

Aug 22, 2009

I got the HP DV3T and was looking to see what options existed for upgrading the optical drive to support blu-ray but as of yet I have been unable to find what models of the slimline blu-ray drives are actually compatible with this laptop. Would anyone have any idea where I could find this information or better yet personal experience/knowledge of what will and will not work?

View 4 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: Replacing Optical Drive For Dv6000

Feb 19, 2009

Im looking to replace my optical drive (wont read anything) ideally with something better. The problem is I havent found anything equivalent to a compatibility chart so as to choose from several options.

The notebook is an HP dv6304nr and it has an Optiarc AD-7530A...Can anyone offer a better compatible drive?

View 5 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: DV4-2040- Preserving Optical Drive

Feb 20, 2010

I currently own an HP DV4-2040. When I bought the laptop it came with the optical drive already in the laptop and a cover-like thing to cover the optical drive when you remove it. Now I want to know is that is it better to not have the optical drive in the laptop when you barely use it? I hardly ever use the optical drive anyway.

So is it better to store the optical drive when you are not going to use it for a long period of time?

View 6 Replies View Related

HP/Compaq :: DV7T Quad Optical Drive

Jan 30, 2010

As most of you know there is a blu-ray drive shortage globally so when I configured my system last week I could only configure it with a lightscribe supermulti dvd/dl drive. However there is a quickship model that comes with a blu-ray drive. Is there anyway for me to purchase the HP blu-ray drive by itself and swap it out for the one I had the system configured with in the future when the drives become available again? I would want it to match my machine so I don't wanna do it with some other brand...it has to be the HP drive that would match my system

View 15 Replies View Related







Copyrights 2005-15 www.BigResource.com, All rights reserved