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Toshiba SD C2512 reading DVD but not Cd


I have an IBM thinkpad T23 with a Toshiba SD C2512 DVD ROM but it only reads dvd, and says my cdrom are not formated:

I.mnot able to find any drivers

help me


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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    i have the same problem but cant find a new driver file that may help.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    same issues - No drivers

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    I am in the same boat with you... I downloaded Driver Dectective at After running the program it says "

    "Your Driver is a system driver. System drivers are installed natively by the Windows Operating System and do not require updating. If you are having a problem with a system driver you may contact us via Ask a question. "

    Don't really know what else to do...

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    Same problem

  • hf1500 Feb 10, 2008

    Thinkpad t23, Toshiba SD C2512 reading DVD but not Cd. Any solution?

  • harishrawat Feb 26, 2008

    mine is same problem my dvd rom is of matishta

  • Notrek Mar 02, 2008

    Searched all over the net and reinstalled rom driver which turned out to be the same as original anyway. DVD-r and prerecorded dvds work fine but any kind of cd doesn't seem to read and I get the same error as the other guys here where it says the cd is corrupt etc but definately nothing wrong with disks - all ok in other machines. Despite DVD movies running fine Audio CDs dont play even with windows media player.

    System is a second hand IBM Thinkpad T21 with Toshiba SD C2512 DVD Drive. Running Win XP.

    Love your advice

    Thanks Geoff

  • fire fox Apr 22, 2008

    please help me as this is the only laptop i have

  • wavesailor May 05, 2008

    I have the same problem - Anyone figure out how to solve it yet?

    Much appreciated,

    Jim J

  • wavesailor May 05, 2008

    Hi - I've got the same problem. Has anyone figured out how to solve it yet?

    Much appreciated,


  • chiefquimby0 Jul 11, 2008

    cannot rear cd roms but can reead dvd no drivers can be found

  • mrbert3 Jul 19, 2008

    My dvd rom is not reading cd

    please help me out

  • fenisa Aug 27, 2008

    Same problem!!!!!!!

  • msaqib Sep 07, 2008

    Same Problem. Using Windows XP

  • jollyhart Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem too.However i want to install xp onto my new harddrive and can`t because it won`t read the disc!!!!AAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    me 2

    at that link at lenovo there is no driver for xp only for windows 95-2000

  • monikapiecz Jan 26, 2009

    mam ten sam problem nie chce mi czytac p??yt cd tylko dvd

  • HoratioH Apr 03, 2009

    Had the same problem. Tried solution #1 and it worked!!!
    To do this you have to remove the shiny bottom plate (3 screws) and the pots are under a flexible flat cable. Wasn't sure which was 1 and which was 2 so arbitrarily decided 2 was on the right (with front of player with eject button towards me and the back with the plug in connector away from me). 1/8 turn CW and Voila!! Thanks carloscdr!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 31, 2010

    Toshiba SD C2512 reading DVD but not Cd



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Solution for CD-rom problem: turn CW the second little potentiometer with a tiny screwdriver, just a little and try to read a CD, if it doesnt work then try turn the potentiometer again. the same solution for DVD-rom but with the first potentiometer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

  • doerrhoefer Nov 09, 2010

    You need the right tools and a fine hand. But it works. Mark the poti with an ink pen before you start, so you know there it was. Turn only one poti 1/8 clockwise and try DVD and CD after reassembly. If no change found, start from the beginning. Change only one poti at the time. If you catch the wrong poti you can return.



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