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ThinkPad T40 2374 no longer recognizes dvd's

I recently had to recover the hard drive. Afterwards, I notice that the Ultrabay Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM no longer recognizes any DVD. CD's seem to be okay. Just no DVD's. I believe I have installed all the latest updates on this XP notebook. Any ideas? Perhaps I need to get a driver. Thanks.

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I have a IBM thinkpad that has a cd drive only. Is there a way to take out the cd drive and install a drive that is for cd's and dvd's. If so, how would I go about doing that and how much would it cost?


Hi, what it the model of your DVD? Please the correct driver here : www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/TPAD-MATRIX.html

Other tips : CD and DVD drive troubleshooting
  1. Verify the disc media used.
    Try multiple original discs (not burned copies) which are clean and free of scratches. See Information about CD and DVD media.
    Note: Dark colored discs such as black may be more difficult to read.

  2. Verify that the disc is seated properly in the CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.

  3. Verify that the drive is seated properly in the ThinkPad system by reseating the drive.
    If another similar machine is available, then verify that the drive works in the other machine and that the other drive works in this machine.
    Notes:
    • The CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drives cannot be removed in ThinkPad G40 and R50e systems.
    • Shut down, remove the power cord, and remove the battery from the ThinkPad system before removing the CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.

Feb 09, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad DVD_ROM Ultrabay (73p3270)...

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Not able to read dvd's and able to read cd's model lenovo 510i


While I was not able to find that specific model of laptop, I was able to locate the CDRW Bay and based on my research this bay only supports the following models. Though it may look the same and even have the same interface, if it is not in the supported model list, it will not properly function.

Supported Media Types:
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD-ROM
Compatible with:
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R52
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X40 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X41 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T30, X30, X31, R40 series (2366, 2367, 2884, 2885, 2681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2722, 2723, 2724, 2897, 2672, 2673 - when installed with the optional ThinkPad Slim Drive adapter for the UltraBay 2000 or X series UltraBase or Media Slice)


If you see your model in this list comment back and we can move forward with getting your issue resolved.

Good Luck,

NOLA Tech

Jan 29, 2010 | Lenovo (13N6769) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Need an optical driver for my dvd/cd-rw lenovo


well it's possible that your cd-rom actually is just permanently malfunctioning, i've seen it numerous times (i repair pc's and laptops for a living) the driver should automatically load using windows. the only driver i can find for the optical drive is for dos and people using win 3.1

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joel_63c670a84e9f6a97

Nov 03, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad Z60m Notebook

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Upgrading CD-Rom to CD-RW/DVD Rom - what model?


You can buy any rom. all almost all do same work :)

May 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40e Notebook

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Looking for.....


You will need a low profile dvd. Do you want a part and vendor?

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DVD-RW IBM A31 Thinkpad problem


I take it you are trying to "send to" files to the DVD-RW?You can't burn a DVD just with windows XP . It only supports CDRW drives.

Get commercial software like Roxio or Nero, or download a free CD burning program like this one:

www.cdburnerxp.se

Dec 07, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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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)...

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Cant play DVD on CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive


Assuming you have tried different makes of cd or dvd disks, it's a classic drive failure problem where the laser can no longer burn or read dvd's, but may still be able to read cd's only. You will have to replace the drive, they are quite inexpensive, and very easy to fit.

Aug 10, 2007 | Samsung (SHM522CBEWN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

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