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Ceowulff
01-05-2016, 05:58 AM
On the ASUS web page they list a Blu-Ray option for the GL752VW but it doesn't come in the build on the store.

Does anyone know the part info on how to get one to swap for the multi drive that it ships with? I called the ASUS eStore and they didn't have any info for some reason.

Anyone out there who has done this via third party dvd as well?

Thanks for any info people have on this.

Richcraft
01-05-2016, 07:11 AM
On the ASUS web page they list a Blu-Ray option for the GL752VW but it doesn't come in the build on the store.

Does anyone know the part info on how to get one to swap for the multi drive that it ships with? I called the ASUS eStore and they didn't have any info for some reason.

Anyone out there who has done this via third party dvd as well?

Thanks for any info people have on this.

Here are a number of 9.5MM Blu-Ray drives available for under $70 via Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=9.5mm+blu+ray&N=-1&isNodeId=1

I can't comment on how easy it is to swap out the drive as I have never done so on a laptop. Alternatively, XOTIC PC which is a authorized Asus vendor, carries both the GL752VW-DH71 (model with 2GB 960M) and GL752VW-DH74 (model with 4GB 960M) with an option to upgrade to a Blu-ray drive for $99. Here's the links:

DH71 - http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-gl752vwdh71-eta-novdec-p-8747.html?startcustomization=1
DH74 - http://www.xoticpc.com/asus-gl752vwdh74-eta-novdec-p-8748.html?startcustomization=1

aeolisio
01-05-2016, 11:27 AM
On the ASUS web page they list a Blu-Ray option for the GL752VW but it doesn't come in the build on the store.

Does anyone know the part info on how to get one to swap for the multi drive that it ships with? I called the ASUS eStore and they didn't have any info for some reason.

Anyone out there who has done this via third party dvd as well?

Thanks for any info people have on this.
I would try a g751 drive. Most of the blu rays i have taken out have been panasonics and they can be found new on ebay for $75
Theres also some references here
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?58582-For-those-of-you-wondering-what-Bluray-Drives-work-with-the-G751JT-CH71-laptops
A listing here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blu-Ray-BD-Burner-BD-RE-Writer-Multi-Drive-UJ272-For-Asus-G751-G751JT-G751JY-/321944798846?hash=item4af567c67e:g:lnQAAOSwuTxV8Po F
Also the drive Richcraft listed on newegg is 12mm and since the g751 used a 9.5mm drive i highly doubt the g752 went thicker.

JustinThyme
01-05-2016, 12:01 PM
Panasonic UJ262 UJ-262 is what you want. These are extremely easy to change out. The hardest thing is changing the outer trim as every laptop manufacturer has a different trim, the ASUS is curved. Not very difficult but you do have to have a little patience and dont try to force it or you will break the tabs. I installed one on mine with little effort.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG77LSO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00


The other thing is there are no native media players/burners for Blu-ray format. Sony has that locked down tighter than a goats backside. The only software I could locate that was simple and works without trying to kill yourself with codecs is Cyberlink Power DVD. They are having a sale now so you can actually get a decent deal. Its normally like $100 just fort the player software.

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/events/enu/2015/Q4/PPC/PDVD/blu-ray-player-software/powerdvd15/50P_72hr/us/index.jsp?affid=2581_-1_80&gclid=CjwKEAiA8K20BRDetNv3p6DNhXwSJADSwa3tPI0kcheA YAnPVnLWLpAgwpDwd_-L6xdDKscUHdKmJxoCgDjw_wcB

aeolisio
01-05-2016, 12:06 PM
Panasonic UJ262 UJ-262 is what you want. These are extremely easy to change out. The hardest thing is changing the outer trim as every laptop manufacturer has a different trim, the ASUS is curved. Not very difficult but you do have to have a little patience and dont try to force it or you will break the tabs. I installed one on mine with little effort.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HG77LSO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00


The other thing is there are no native media players/burners for Blu-ray format. Sony has that locked down tighter than a goats backside. The only software I could locate that was simple and works without trying to kill yourself with codecs is Cyberlink Power DVD. They are having a sale now so you can actually get a decent deal. Its normally like $100 just fort the player software.

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/events/enu/2015/Q4/PPC/PDVD/blu-ray-player-software/powerdvd15/50P_72hr/us/index.jsp?affid=2581_-1_80&gclid=CjwKEAiA8K20BRDetNv3p6DNhXwSJADSwa3tPI0kcheA YAnPVnLWLpAgwpDwd_-L6xdDKscUHdKmJxoCgDjw_wcB

Have you actually checked which drive is inside of a g752 or were you just pasting the same info i did to try the g751 drive?

JustinThyme
01-05-2016, 01:09 PM
Have you actually checked which drive is inside of a g752 or were you just pasting the same info i did to try the g751 drive?
A bit narcissistic. There is no place in my post that references the G751 nor does the link provided to source the drive. I did make an assumption that they are using the same size drives as every other ASUS laptop on the market being the 9.5mm slim version.

The drive I listed is not a drive that was cannibalized, its a generic Panasonic which is why I noted that you have to change the trim on the tray and reuse what you have. Otherwise you would have to wait for the Ebay cannibals to start posting up from their chop shops and I guarantee you that the trim on a cannibalized G751 drive would also have to be change as the curvature on the trim and the color/material is different. I have used this very same drive to update 2 G series machines of different flavors with having to do nothing more than.......you guessed it.......changing the trim on the tray that is snap in.

aeolisio
01-05-2016, 01:26 PM
A bit narcissistic. There is no place in my post that references the G751 nor does the link provided to source the drive. I did make an assumption that they are using the same size drives as every other ASUS laptop on the market being the 9.5mm slim version.

The drive I listed is not a drive that was cannibalized, its a generic Panasonic which is why I noted that you have to change the trim on the tray and reuse what you have. Otherwise you would have to wait for the Ebay cannibals to start posting up from their chop shops and I guarantee you that the trim on a cannibalized G751 drive would also have to be change as the curvature on the trim and the color/material is different. I have used this very same drive to update 2 G series machines of different flavors with having to do nothing more than.......you guessed it.......changing the trim on the tray that is snap in.

So the answer is No you have not removed one from a g752. Thanks.
When you say "Panasonic UJ262 UJ-262 is what you want." you might want to bother to tell the person that your just guessing it will work with his g752 as i did when i said "I would try a g751 drive. Most of the blu rays i have taken out have been panasonics and they can be found new on ebay for $75" I just wanted to clarify for the original poster that you don't know for sure when you said thats the drive he wants. I am just trying to inform people properly before 500 people go out and buy something based on your guess. If someone asked me which ram stick they needed and i didnt know i certainly wouldnt word it as "you want this" stick i would tell them what i would try based on past knowledge.

Richcraft
01-05-2016, 03:50 PM
Also the drive Richcraft listed on newegg is 12mm and since the g751 used a 9.5mm drive i highly doubt the g752 went thicker.

Thanks the the correction Aeolisio, I went ahead and updated my link to reflect the 9.5mm drives. However, just a point of clarification, CEOwulf is inquiring about the G -L- 752, not the G752. The body of the laptop between these two models is quite different, so I'm hoping 9.5mm is accurate for the GL752.

aeolisio
01-05-2016, 04:13 PM
Thanks the the correction Aeolisio, I went ahead and updated my link to reflect the 9.5mm drives. However, just a point of clarification, CEOwulf is inquiring about the G -L- 752, not the G752. The body of the laptop between these two models is quite different, so I'm hoping 9.5mm is accurate for the GL752.

I hope so aswell. Its too bad we can't get a hold of some technical manuals for rog laptops so we could give exact specs when requested. Someone over in manufacturing has them.

JustinThyme
01-05-2016, 04:23 PM
Yes it may be a guess but it's n educated guess almighty ROG God with a better source than EBay where the user can return it very easily if it doesn't work. There are but two tray drives on the market, 9.5 mm and 12mm.
So it's OK for 500 people to buy the wrong thing that you quoted twice 500 times but don't dare think of another alternative?
I guess narcissistic arrogance must be trending on the west coast.

OP if you want a guaranteed result my suggestion. Would be to pull your current optical drive and either measure the thickness or research the model to get it. I'm more then sure you will find its 9.5mm as with every other ASUS laptop on the market. There is but a single screw that holds it in.

aeolisio
01-05-2016, 04:33 PM
Yes it may be a guess but it's n educated guess almighty ROG God with a better source than EBay where the user can return it very easily if it doesn't work. There are but two tray drives on the market, 9.5 mm and 12mm.
So it's OK for 500 people to buy the wrong thing that you quoted twice 500 times but don't dare think of another alternative?
I guess narcissistic arrogance must be trending on the west coast.

OP if you want a guaranteed result my suggestion. Would be to pull your current optical drive and either measure the thickness or research the model to get it. I'm more then sure you will find its 9.5mm as with every other ASUS laptop on the market. There is but a single screw that holds it in.

Maybe you could table your insults and keep this about the post? If you feel like you must insult me do it on a private message and not here. Lets try to act professional and remember this is a public forum.

JustinThyme
01-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Perhaps you should follow your own advice. You insulted me here and continuously insult the noobs.

Back on topic.
OP any 9.5mm drive will do. You just have to be prepared to change out the trim on the tray. There is but a single screw that holds it in. How far you ha e to go to get to that screw is dependent on the model. On the G751 and G752 once you remove the upgrade access cover its easy to get too. You will then see that screw goes through an L bracket that you will also have to reuse from the old drive. Here are a few shots I just took of a G751 so you can see it on that particular machine.


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MrRuckus
01-05-2016, 07:39 PM
Pretty sure they all use the same size drives. These drives aren't proprietary. The G752 (which I realize is not a GL752) uses the same size drive as the G751 it looks like, just a newer drive. Both the drives are 9.5mm. I would be willing to bet that you would be safe with most 9.5mm sata drives as long as you follow JustinThyme's advise on the face plate.

An easy way to tell what drive you have would be to check HWiNFO and lookup the model # of the drive in your GL752. Im sure you can find specs on it which will tell you the size.

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JustinThyme
01-05-2016, 07:56 PM
Great advice. Mr Ruckus. My G72 just hit the door a couple of hours ago. It has the same drive that in the end, is still a Panasonic on the inside.
The drives are all pretty much the same, what changes is the L mounting bracket and the tray trim.

itzalex
02-05-2016, 02:21 AM
Thanks for the information since I was wondering the same thing since I got mine. It should make for an easy transition from dvd to blu-ray.

EttoreA
02-17-2016, 10:25 PM
I have now successfully updated my ROG with BD unit. I found all advises along this thread - especially the several pictures above - of unvaluable help. Thank you to all posters for that.

I own a G752VY-T7004T european version with super multi dl as an optical unit. Just for the record the old unit was a Toshiba Samsung SU-228GB which is good one but not BD. I have purchased the newest Panasonic UJ-272 which is the successor of UJ-262; a little bit expensive but it supports for 100GB/128GB.

You may find specs here:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-UJ-272-Recorder-Internal-Supports/dp/B00WHVS8PE

The installation has been really a piece of cake, just remove the bottom cover and then just one screw (that labelled as ODD or something like that). I then followed the advises and pictures from Justin at #12. A little care to removing the trim on the tray was a must but not the end of the world.

When everything were installed and ROG rebooted then new hardware was silenty found; I have ran HWiNFO64 and, bing, it was just there!

As I don't have a 100GB to hand I have tested a 50GB which the UJ-272 writes to 6x speed; no bad!

Thanks again to everybody commited here in helping others.

hexaae
05-04-2016, 10:13 AM
Exactly the same thing (and model: UJ-272) I wanted to do for my G752VY-T7004T... no detailed pics for the front door/bezel replacement procedure? ;)

Gustave
05-04-2016, 12:07 PM
There was a blurayplayer/DVD writer in my G752VY which I exchanged for the Mat****a (Matsu****a/Panasonic) UJ272 S Bluray writer. I got it through asusparts.eu (http://www.asusparts.eu), a Swedish spare-parts company advised by Asus to me. Swapping the drive was easy.

hexaae
05-06-2016, 12:21 AM
This one (UJ152) (http://it.aliexpress.com/item/UJ-152-UJ152-9-5-mm-sata-ultrasottile-6x-3d-blu-ray-bd-rom-combo-bluray/32553947838.html?spm=2114.010208.3.10.8W5WIl&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201602_5_100 17_10034_10021_507_10022_10020_10009_10008_10018_1 0019,searchweb201603_7&btsid=3e41d5ce-4117-4027-abad-5216c1090a4f) should also work fine and is really cheap (no Blu-Ray Writer, just Reader)! :p

JustinThyme
05-06-2016, 12:47 AM
Exactly the same thing (and model: UJ-272) I wanted to do for my G752VY-T7004T... no detailed pics for the front door/bezel replacement procedure? ;)
Not much to it. Once you see it its cut and dry. There are click in tabs on either side. Small screwdriver to press in the tabs and pull out on the trim.