I'm getting sporadically functioning Bluray drive in my HP DV5T laptop. Anybody have any ideas that I could use to get it working again, short of replacing it? Here is the history I tried with it today:
Lightscribe Blu-ray player not working anymore: Model: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT10L
Type: DVD/CD-ROM drives
Tried putting blank CD-R ... not recognized Tried using MS Visio software ... not recognized Installing new driver from LightScribe.
Windows being used to write to a lightscribe disk... now it seems to work... but the Windows SW is weak and slow -- doesn't report time remaining. When it does, it reports a rediculous 1 hour 32 minutes. (started at 10:10AM). Next will try the Power-to-go software option.
Trying to install 10:38:00 AM 1/19/2011 Visio once again ... lots of clicking sounds... still not reading from the disk.
Going back and trying the disk I JUST burned. 10:40:15 The newly burned disk is NOT WORKING EITHER! ! !
Going to burn a label onto the disk... for what its worth.
10:46 AM 1/19/2011 Drive E: Detecting Media. Please wait... <--- Lightscribe template SW
11:00 AM 1/19/2011 Plese but a lightscribe disk in LABEL DOWN .... OK, I do it, for the second time... 11:06 AM 1/19/2011 Damn thing is stuck on the 'estimating' step at 0% 11:12 AM 1/19/2011 Crappy DVD... must be totally broken.
"The disc in the LightScribe drive is not recognized"... please ensure blah blah blah 11:13 AM 1/19/2011 TRY AGAIN
...around 11:17, I succeed, after 7-8 tries, to get MS Visio to install.
Subsequent attempts to use the LightScribe feature, though, don't work.