Toshiba Satellite X205-S9349 with dead TS-L802A HD-DVD drive


I got myself a Toshiba Satellite X205-S9349 that came equipped with a TS-L802A HD-DVD drive.
After I downloaded a firmware update (WinVup2_L802A_RATO35_rev2) for the TS-L802A HD-DVD drive from Toshiba website and applied it, the drive stopped reading any type of media although Windows Device Manager and the computer’s BIOS both identify the drive.
What happens when I insert any type of disk is that the drive’s orange LED flashes for a few times then thats it.
Updating the Toshiba BIOS to ver 2.30 did not solve it.

Any ideas please??

Contact Toshiba.


I am currently deplyed in Iraq right now and if I ever get a responce from Toshiba, I’m pretty much sure it would be something like “why don’t you send it to our repair shop to see what we can do” or something like that which is not an option in my case.

any ideas I can try locally?