Author Topic: Sony Vaio VGX-Xl201 MOD to a bluray drive-wrong model number....my mistake  (Read 2342 times)

ouie

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I want to swap out the DVD drive in my jukebox with a bluray drive using the instructions below. Given this how can I provide the proper driver to Linuxmce so that this will still work with my Core.

http://club.vaio.sony.at/clubvaio/at/de/forum/viewthread?thread=59822

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OK, you need two things, a Sony BC-5600S Blu-ray drive (BD-ROM/DVD/CD RW) and a slimline SATA to standard SATA converter cable. Both are available from a variety of sources but eBay is probably your cheapest option. I paid £95 for the drive and £3 for the cable. The cable is required because the BC-5600S has a slimline SATA connector and without it you won't be able to supply power to the drive. The converter cable has a molex type power connector but unfortunately there aren't any molex connectors inside the XL201. Therefore you will also need a SATA to molex convertor, or do as I did and modify the existing power cable which takes power from the motherboard.

1. Open up the case and remove the cross brace so you can access the drive.
2. Disconnect the power and SATA cables (small release catch underneath).
3. Unscrew the two screw which hold the drive caddy in place. The caddy will now slide back and can be removed.
4. Unscrew the two small screws which hold the ATAPI 50-pin to SATA Adapter in place. This can now be removed as it is no longer required with the BC-5600S.
5. Unscrew the four screws which hold the drive in the caddy. The drive can now be removed from the caddy.
6. If your BC-5600S doesn't have a facia (mine didn't) you can remove the one from the orginal drive by pushing in the little plastic tabs.
7. Now basically reverse the process with the new drive. Screw the BC-5600S to the caddy and then slot and screw the caddy into place.
8. Connect the drive to the motherboard using your (modified) converter cable.
9. Vista will automatically detect the new drive and install the required drivers (if you are using XP you will probably need to provide a driver).

Finally, remember that there is no native support for Blu-ray in Media Center. DVDs and CDs will continue to play OK through Media Center but you will need some other software to play Blu-ray. You can use WinDVD or PowerDVD if you already have them, but the best choice is Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater as this integrates better with Media Center.

« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 10:04:56 pm by ouie »

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Re: Sony Vaio VGX-Xl201 MOD to a bluray drive
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 09:35:43 pm »
It may work with lmce as a normal dvd player but most likely works as a Blu-ray player.


Blu-ray is limited under linux never mind with a changer.


Good luck

I would luv to do that with one of my changers

XLb1 iirc


did not see your model as changer is that the correct model # ?



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Re: Sony Vaio VGX-Xl201 MOD to a bluray drive
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 09:50:05 pm »
i'd assume this is a vaio pc..

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Re: Sony Vaio VGX-Xl201 MOD to a bluray drive
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 10:00:14 pm »
I want to swap out the DVD drive in my jukebox


my guess is wrong model #


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Re: Sony Vaio VGX-Xl201 MOD to a bluray drive
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 10:03:41 pm »
Yep confirmed...wrong model number making me an idiot... ;D Well back to the search...It was a nice thought though.