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    slimtype bd e ds4e1s WILL NOT READ ANY MEDIA

    I researched the forums for information to fix my dvd/rom but looks like there isn't any solutions! I've seen post after post of people that have the same slimtype bd e ds4e1s as I do on the same laptop G74S. And it also seems that they're all screwing up at the same time! I've do all the fixes they said to do. I did have the high and low pass filter in my registry, but it still had no effect as far as my player reconizing any media. Is there a recall on this particular one? If not it should be. Are there anymore solutions out there that hasn't been tried short of replacing the drive. I need my drive for my graphic work. I don't have time to send or take it anywhere. So if they'll send me one that would be great. On the tech page it said to upgrade the driver with the firmware, but there isn't any for these types of plug and play devices. I need help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniqorn2009 View Post
    I've do all the fixes they said to do. I did have the high and low pass filter in my registry, but it still had no effect as far as my player reconizing any media.
    I don't believe you understand the registry fix. It recommends to DELETE the UpperFilters and LowerFilters values from the registry and reboot so the changes can take effect. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...ll=1#post72363

    #fostert's idea to configure your system to boot from the ODD in the BIOS and then place a bootable CD in it (like a Windows installation disk or Windows Repair disk) to see if it can be read before Windows is loaded is another useful troubleshooting step in that thread.
    Last edited by dstrakele; 04-08-2012 at 05:13 AM.
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    high pass

    I did delete them, I didn't state it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniqorn2009 View Post
    I did delete them, I didn't state it right
    Did the drive ever work? Or did it just suddenly stop sometime recently?

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    It just stopped. I've searched every forum about this problem I could find. I sent a email to tech support and haven't heard anything back from them. I also tried to boot with a bootable disk that also failed
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    You have probably already done this, but make sure it didn't somehow get locked in the BIOS. It's worth checking.

    Beyond that, any possibility of doing a system restore back to before the failure? Of course, it's possible that the hardware itself has failed, in which case it needs replacement. But a restore might help diagnose whether it's just the software that's gotten messed up.

    Another thing you could try, if you have another laptop or a helpful friend with one, is to pop another drive in there. (They are all pretty much PnP SATA devices now, and held in place by just one or two easily-accessible screws, so it's easy to do.) If it installs and works immediately, that could point to hardware failure with your BD drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrodyBoy View Post
    You have probably already done this, but make sure it didn't somehow get locked in the BIOS. It's worth checking.

    Beyond that, any possibility of doing a system restore back to before the failure? Of course, it's possible that the hardware itself has failed, in which case it needs replacement. But a restore might help diagnose whether it's just the software that's gotten messed up.

    Another thing you could try, if you have another laptop or a helpful friend with one, is to pop another drive in there. (They are all pretty much PnP SATA devices now, and held in place by just one or two easily-accessible screws, so it's easy to do.) If it installs and works immediately, that could point to hardware failure with your BD drive.
    How do find out if it's locked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniqorn2009 View Post
    How do find out if it's locked?
    (Use the arrow keys to navigate within the BIOS setup utility.)


    • Boot into BIOS Setup (Press F2 immediately and repeatedly after powering up)
    • Navigate right to the "Security" tab
    • Navigate down to "I/O Interface Security" and hit ENTER
    • Make sure that "SATA ODD Interface" is set to [Unlock]
    • Press F10 to save and exit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrodyBoy View Post
    (Use the arrow keys to navigate within the BIOS setup utility.)


    • Boot into BIOS Setup (Press F2 immediately and repeatedly after powering up)
    • Navigate right to the "Security" tab
    • Navigate down to "I/O Interface Security" and hit ENTER
    • Make sure that "SATA ODD Interface" is set to [Unlock]
    • Press F10 to save and exit
    everythings unlocked

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    You could also try removing and replacing your current SLIMTYPE BD drive. I keep seeing threads about users experiencing hardware problems, they disassemble the machine, find NOTHING wrong, reassemble, and everything works fine after startup. You could just have a poor connection that eventually resulted in read failure. Anyway, I think it's worth it as a last shot.... You could even try testing the drive in another computer.
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