No boot from CD - how to check if there is a BIOS problem?

I have search in the forum and almost everything it has been proposed to solve the problem but have not yet checked.

I have a Toshiba Staellite m40 - 230 SP and there are a few days, I was forced to change my CD/DVD drive, because the original one doesn't work anymore. (As a recommendation of the shop after having shown my last drive), I bought a Sony AD - 7580A ID. I inserted into the laptop and tested several times in Windows O.S. with no problem at all.

The problem appeared when you try to start on a CD in order to update the OS it is not possible to boot from any CD or DVD!

That's all what I already checked:
Bq. - CD player tested within the bone several times while reading and recording media. It worked correctly. \\-Change the order of precedence of the BIOS to check first the CD-ROM. Did not work. \\-Essaye also by pressing 'C' or F12 at startup to force to check the CD. Did not work. \\-Verifie that when you start, the laptop seems to try to check if there is a CD in the drive (we see a green light and the sound of verification), but in the end behaves as if there were not a CD inside or it is not bootable. \\-UN of the tested CD was a Linux distribution downloaded from its homepage and verified through MD5 and properly followed the instructions for registration (and checked in an another lapto when there was no problem) \\-essaye several other CD/DVD that have been tested in other PC where they made the system startup from the CD correctly. None of these disc worked in my laptop. Tried \\-j'ai as original Toshiba Recovery DVD and it did not work \\-essaye F8 to end somewhere in the force to check the CD. Nothing there. \\-Change CD player with another one (an LG) that works fine in another laptop. But not in mine. \\-Retire the HARD drive and tried to boot from the CD to detect if there is a confusion between them to the point of BIOS that detect both as primary IDE. It did not work. BIOS \\-configuration modified by default with the priority of the sequence set to CD-ROM first. Did not work. \\-AUCUN boot USB is possible because my BIOS does not allow this option. \\-Courrier sent to Sony and Toshiba support so weather found this CD player is compatible with my computer laptop or not, but received no response at all. \\-MIS updated the BIOS from /KBC ACPI BIOS version 1.30 / 1.05.42 version 1.70 /1.05.47. Did not work.
I am of ideas right now and don't know what else to check. Could you please help me? any idea?
I have the bios on this laptop is really simple and there is no place where I can check if it is to recognize the new CD player.

Any help will be highly appreciated it.

Kind regards


At first, I have to say that I m not a technician and cannot say for sure what the problem is here but I have a few suspicions about all of this.
As you know laptop manufacturers use only compatible hardware components and test the functionality of the laptop computer in general.
For each laptop model Toshiba offer a list with compatible optical disc players that can and should be used on some laptop model. This list is in document s user manuals.

According to this document, you can use follow the sides:
Toshiba - Samsung SD-C2712
-Matsu * a UJDA760
-Toshiba Samsung TS-L462A
-Pioneer DVR-K15TBT
-Toshiba Samsung TS-L632A
-Matsu * a UJ - 830B
-Matsu * a UJ-831BT-A
TEAC - W28E-xxx

As you can see that this Sony isn't on the list and I guess that there must be a compatibility problem.
All listed optical disc drives are tested and will work as a boot device.

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