Satellite Pro A10 - CD/DVD drive - updated?

I have an A10 and a few remnants of the A15 which I cannibalise the parts.
The A10 has DVD playback only, while the A15 motorway had features of reading / writing DVD.

Desperately the A10 BIOS does not recognize the A15 CD/DVD drive.
Anyone know if it is possible to obtain this recognition - could I swap chips BIOS with the A15 for example?

This machine is my toy and I have it running with a Pentium 4 M 2.4 GHz and 1 GB of ram (frustrating it does not accept the sticks of 1 GB!).

It's a gift so if I break, well I'll be sad - but not heart broken...


You can only use the BIOS that came out for the Satellite Pro A10 series and which is available on the Toshiba page.

But why you n t use a CD/DVD drive that is compatible with the model Satellite Pro A10?
The manual provides details on supported devices.
I found the user manual [here:]

On page 4-7 you will find info on the STRANGE devices supported by Pro A10
-TEAC CD-224th CD-ROM drive
-DW-224th drive TEAC CD-RW/DVD-ROM
-Toshiba DVD - ROM SD-C2612
-Diving Toshiba CD-RW/DVD-ROM SD-R2412
-DVD-R /-RW drive SD-R6012
-Hitachi drive of DVD - ROM RDA-8082
-Player Panasonic UJDA-740/750 CD/RW/DVD-ROM

Hope that the list could be useful.

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