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DVD drive now comes up as 'not ready' lBM Thinkpad

When l try to use the DVD drive it just comes up as not ready

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Re-install the drivers from the IBM thinkpad website. If that doesn't work, take the cd/dvd drive out and make sure that all cables are snugly connected.

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What is the exact model of your laptop, I can probably sort this out for you.

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DVD


Hi,
I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.
Good luck

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