Can I use an old BD drive from my laptop as an external?
by ashbaug2 - 9/11/13 7:47 PM
I have an old Sony Vaio VGN-FW290 that had a Matshita BD-MLT UJ230A BluRay BD-RW drive in it. That Sony laptop recently died on me, and I am looking at using that BD player as an external (like using the SDD as an external backup drive). I bought the enclosure for it and plugged it into my wife's computer, where it went through the usual download of drivers (her computer is a Dell).
After the drivers fully downloaded, it recognized the drive as an external BD player. I put in a bluray disk to try it out, and it would not play. I put in a regular DVD and it played fine.
I tried downloading the driver from the Sony site for the specific BD optical drive, but I received an error message stating that the drive was not built for the current system.
I am assuming there should be a driver or program out there to support this issue. Does anyone know?
I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Lattitude E6510. Thanks.