Question about IBM (08K9513) Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

Device clicks when I insert DVD and can't read the disk

I have a ThinkPad T41 with internal DVD drive. When I put a DVD in today, the machine goes Click, Click, Click for about 5 minutes. I ran WinDVD and got a No Drive / Disc error. I did the whole troubleshooting thing - uninstalling, reinstalling, system restore etc. etc. etc. No good. I did the PC Doctor test too, but since no disks can be read, I had to abort the test. I think it might be a problem with the actual player - maybe it's become loose or something. It's like the computer is trying to read the disk, but can't. Any ideas?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    when i try to play a dvd error occors in some of them "disc is corrupted or of different formet" and if it reads but vedio is slow and stuckywhat should i do,

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 382 Answers

Try cleaning the lens, when a drive clicks in a certain way, its trying to read the disk, especially if you place your habd on the drive and it feels like its speedin gup and slowing down. Those are signs of the computer recalibrating the laser, or attemptong to, to read the media.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Im having trouble putting a new operating system.cd rom wont pick up


Please provide the complete details.. make and model number, operting system!
Make sure you've tested more than one CD in the disc drive, it is possible for one CD to be bad or dirty and not be read properly

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Settings
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Double-click System
  5. Click the Hardware tab and then the Device Manager button or just the Device Manager tab.
Within Device Manager verify that the CD-ROM has no exclamation marks or red Xs. If listed with a yellow exclamation mark or red X, remove the CD-ROM by highlighting the drive and pressing the delete key and reboot the computer to reinstall the CD-ROM drive

Jun 02, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T41 2373 Notebook

2 Answers

Laptop Optiarc DVD RW AD 7530 B is not reading CD or DVD media. 1.DVD icon displayed in My Computer. 2.When I insert DVD or Cd in the drive,Green light flashes and tries to read the nedia and goes off...


Laptop Optiarc DVD RW AD 7530 B is not reading CD or DVD media.

1.DVD icon displayed in My Computer.
2.When I insert DVD or Cd in the drive,Green light flashes and tries to read the nedia and goes off within few seconds.
3.DVD drive in My Computer when clicked shows empty folder
4.Uninstalled DVD drivers in Device Manager and let windows find it on reboot
5.Issue still persists.
6.Right now external DVD RW works perfect.

Please help

Oct 29, 2009 | Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7530B 8x DVD?±RW DL...

1 Answer

DVD-RW drive does not read disks


the DVD-RW is faulty, take it in and get another one to replace it. the clicking noise may be coming from the rack gear inside the device and causing a malfunction.

Sep 13, 2009 | Toshiba (WMD070AC) Magneto-Optical Disk...

1 Answer

The Cd/DVD Combo drive reads some CD/DVD disks but not all. There is no pattern with which ones it reads and which not.


You may need to contact your manufacturer to buy a new CD drive. Or look on ebay. There isn't much chance of fixing your drive because it is degenerating(happened to an old toshiba once). There are lots spares on ebay. Hope this helped . Please rate me if it did.

Jun 23, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T41 2373 Notebook

2 Answers

I want new laptop to write CDs - spec says DVD-ROM


http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t41-2379/4507-3121_7-30567436.html

Thats the spec for yout laptop, if you have the plug-on module then you can write on it.

Optical Storage
  • Type CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Plug-in module
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 10x
Good luck
Nic

Apr 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

1 Answer

T43 DVD Drive doesn't read DVD's


has the DVD been through its 4 region changes and locked onto one that isn't "yours"? Check device properties

Mar 31, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad DVD_ROM Ultrabay (73p3270)...

1 Answer

Internal DVD Drive E not detecting


first u just open ur cpu &and then re-inserting ur dvd pin's in cpu.
after u start ur pc. ok...bayyyy......

Feb 08, 2009 | ASUS DVD-E616P3 (DVDE616P3BLACK) Internal...

2 Answers

T 41 ibm


  • go to start
  • right click on "my computer down to ,and click on properties go to hardware tab
  • click on device manager button
  • click on the + sign next to dvd\cd drives if a drive is present,right click on it and un-install it,
  • if one is not present, go to "actions" menu on top of the device manager box,and select "scan for hardware changes".
  • reboot ,and windows should find it when it boot's up. if not found, you need a new drive.
good luck
Terry

Mar 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

2 Answers

Having a trouble with my DVD-ROM - IBM ThinkPad T42


Internal the pickup assy. (the laser) there are three components that read the discs, one for DVD one for CD and one for the DVD-ROM its likely that the DVD-ROM laser has gone out. Take the drive out and get the part number and look it up online on ebay or the like :-)

Sep 13, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad DVD_ROM Ultrabay (73p3270)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM (08K9513) Internal DVD Drive Logo

430 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...