View Full Version : G75vw: Blu ray Drive not working. Any good replacement options?

07-19-2013, 11:36 PM
Hi Guys,

One of my kids damaged the lens and it doesn't work anymore. Must get it replaced and i am hoping to get something that is region free for DVD playback at least. Preferably for blu ray too. The current one is a "Mat****a" and i was never really happy with it for not being region free.

Does anyone have any idea which one i should go for?

Thanks in anticipation!

07-20-2013, 12:02 AM
I got the HIGHDING sata blu ray writer/reader from amazon. http://www.amazon.com/HIGHDING-BD-ROM-Blu-ray-Combo-Replacement/dp/B00D3HGB0U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1374278401&sr=8-4&keywords=asus+g75+blu+ray
I don't know if itself is region free (I only own blu rays from USA), but I use Cyberlnk PowerDVD 12 and there is a setting to change different regions. Ive had the drive for four months and so far no problems.

07-20-2013, 08:37 AM
Thanks Bosch. I'll try to find out if it's region free or can be made region free with firmware patch.

07-20-2013, 04:38 PM
Your Welcome. If you find any firmware updates, let me know. I haven't had any luck finding one so far.