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Thinkpad T20 dosen't reconize cd/dvd - IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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  • Virtue1 Jan 28, 2009

    The drive doesnt respond at all. doesnt detect cd/dvd when inserted. Doesn't spin

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what is the exact error it is giving you. Or is the drive not responding at all?

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I would recommend installing the driver for the CD drive restarting and allowing windows to reinstall the drive, it should sort any path issues. To do so using XP click: Start> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device manager. Select your cd drive from the list R click and select Uninstall. then close and restart. You should have drivers on the system for this device so upon a restart windows will "Found New Hardware" and you may need to click through the installer, all being well it will resolve this issue.

This applies to any malfunctioning equipment, however always ensure you can get the driver from somewhere before proceeding.

If you believe it to be a hardware failure there are allot of these drives available to buy on the web try a search in ebay.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: T20

Good afternoon Lewis!
Close to the right rear corner, there is a small black plastic latch that needs to be moved to the rear. That will cause a blue handle to pop out slightly. You grasp that handle and pull. That should release the CD drive and allow for it's removal.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!
Ron-

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: need a dvd driver download for Ibm thinkpad t20 for windows xp

You can find the drivers for that unit here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4JSQHB

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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Hello again, Lewis!
I take it that you got the CD unit out of your laptop?
If you would be so kind as to sent me the FRU number, or exactly how it is labeled (such as "CD-RW/DVD") I should be able to provide what you are looking for.
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T20


Good afternoon Lewis!
Close to the right rear corner, there is a small black plastic latch that needs to be moved to the rear. That will cause a blue handle to pop out slightly. You grasp that handle and pull. That should release the CD drive and allow for it's removal.

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Thank you, and have a super day!
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