Installed in my ASUS G75 laptop with no issue. ...
Jon Hazlett, Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: Installed in my ASUS G75 laptop with no issue. Just gotta take the mounting bracket off the old drive and swap the bezels. Matched the part number from ASUS' parts site to this one, and it's exactly what I wanted. I wish it came with playback software, but hey, at this price it's a steal!
Summary: This drive does not include any player software. If you are not replacing an existing Blu-Ray drive you may also need to purchase player software, but your graphics adapter and screen must also support Blu-Ray or Blu-Ray 3D video playback. As a general rule, graphics cards featuring DisplayPort, DVI-D and/or HDMI video outputs are commonly Blu-Ray compatible. Many laptop screens may be compatible to support playback.
Summary: My drive came region locked to region 2 (the USA is in region 1). You can typically change this in the drive properties, but mine refused to do so. You also normally get 5 changes, but my drive came claiming only to have 4. To get around this I had to find an updated firmware from a website that was written in ??? Japanese ??? (google translate did an ok job - at least I could find the download link).
Summary: I have trouble making this record correctly with my Presario CQ60 with Vista installed. It plays ok but errors out on recording attempts. It seems like it needs some other drivers that I cannot find or is simply incompatable with Vista. It also came set to Region 2 and needed to be changed to Region 1. Keep in mind that there is a limited amount of times the region can be changed.
Summary: Just installed this drive in an ASUS N53s laptop to replace the previous drive that failed. Install was very simple after viewing a YouTube video on how to remove the keyboard. Needed to remove a small bracket from the old drive which holds the mounting screw. Theses are 4 of the tiniest screws that I have ever worked with. The came out real easy and of course I managed to loose 1 of them but the 3 remaining screws held it just fine.
Summary: Used it to replace the DVD drive that came with my aging HP laptop (together with an SSD and memory upgrade, my laptop should do me fine for another 2 years!). Easy to install, worked the first time with the only fiddling required on the bezel. There is advice elsewhere in this feedback list about how to replace the bezel. I followed it and it worked a charm.
Summary: Bought it to replace a dead blu ray player in laptop. Mine came with a black flat bezel. I took it off since I had to put the laptop's bezel on. I just plugged it in and the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) recognized the drive without any download. I have not tried burning yet, but reading discs works.
Swapped a laptop normal Optical drive for a Blu ray
Buefordtjustice "US ARMY", Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: Purchased this for use in a Toshiba Qosmio X875-7190 laptop B00AY1FGYK This was simple! I wanted to have Blu-ray in the above laptop. Toshiba refused to work with me so I went with AMAZON! I replaced the original drive with this one also from amazon. I removed the drive and the face plate from the laptop. Then I removed the faceplate to the Blu-Ray drive added the Toshiba faceplate or bezel and placed it into the laptop. Let it do its hardware thing and done.
Summary: I was a little upset that this blu-ray player doesn't fit my Dell Inspiron 17R. I'm sure it is great. Does anyone know of a blu-ray player or player/burner that will fit in my Dell Inspiron 17R i17RM-8355sLV 17.3-Inch Laptop? This one is 12.5 mm thick and the DVD player from the factory is slimmer than that. Has anyone actually done a refit?