Solved I can see the drive at explorer, but can not access.

Sony / Vpcsa36gg
October 23, 2013 at 08:24:32
Specs: Windows 7, i7
How to activate my DVD drive at my Vaio Notebook?
I got a Vaio notebook VPC S series, i7, running windows 7. Since I bought it, I never ran any dvd or CD.
When I put a dvd at the drive, it does not play automatically... If I open the explorer, I can see the F Drive (for disks), but if I try to open, it does not work (nothing happens), it does not show the files from disk.
I can hear the disk turning after I put them in, make som noise for a few seconds and then stops without any message.
I got the computer brand new at a vaio shopp in Japan, so no doubt the hardware is fine... I never used. It is probably disable and I could not find any tip on how to change that.

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October 23, 2013 at 10:57:13
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If you got it in Japan and you are attempting to play a movie I would guess the issue is the drive is set for a different region than you current reside in.

You need to reset the region to the location you currently reside in. You can do this up to 5 times total.

View the link below for help with that.

You may also need to install a third party player and codecs.

If that is NOT the issue because you are using DATA DVDs then you may just need to select the autoplay options.

Go to Control Panel> Autoplay to select the type of disks to play. You can check the box to use Autoplay for all or pick and choose.

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October 23, 2013 at 11:20:08
Try making a data DVD or CD using picture files (for example). Let us know if it you can see the files from Computer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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