Upgraded optical from DVD to Blu-ray


Oct 19, 2013
For those that may wish todo the same I've just upgraded my DVD drive to Blu-ray.

The DVD drive in my X51 is an HL GA50N, by scouring the web I discovered the HL CA40N is the Blu-ray equivalent ( there's also an older CA30N ) . It's an identical match and fits and works just the same, front eject button and all. I found one new on eBay for $55 / £33.

You need to use the supplied Cyberlink Power DVD software that came with the X51 in order to watch Blu-ray's. The only downside is although the X51 supplied version allows a free upgrade to version 12, in order to watch 3D blu-ray's you need version 13.