I just bought the Sony DRU-810A to replace my Sony DRU-500AX. I wanted something that could handle 8x and 16x DVD’s as well as the dual layered ones, so I went with the DRU-810A.
When I uninstalled my DRU-500AX I made sure that I set the “Master/Slave” jumper on the DRU-810A exactly as it was set on the 500AX, figuring that if it worked that way on the 500, it stands to reason that it would be the correct setting on the 810.
When I get everything back together and turned on the PC, the 810 would open the drive tray on it’s own. If I closed it, it would just open it again a moment later. I tried putting a DVD in it figuring that maybe when I closed it the DVD would get recognized and start to play, but it would just open the tray back up again.
It was recognized in the Device Manager (even said it was working properly) and it was recognized in “My Computer” where it would show the drive and then even say that it was the “Sony DRU-810A”, but it would constantly open the tray as if it wanted it to remain open at all times, if I closed it…sure enough…it would open it again.
Then I tried many different combinations of “Master” and “Slave” settings and some would not allow the tray to open at all.
Finally, just to make sure that everything else was alright, I put the DRU-500AX back in (the one that I was trying to replace) and everything worked fine. That is starting to tell me that maybe the DRU-810A drive is defective.
Anyone have any ideas?
Just to let you know, the “Master/Slave” jumpers also have a setting called “Cable Detect” and the configuration that I am currently using…that works, by the way, is where the Sony DRU-500AX as well as the DVD-Rom drive are BOTH set to “Cable Detect” with the jumpers.
That configuration works with the Sony 500, but not the 810.