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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

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Re: Toshiba SD C2512 reading DVD but not Cd

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.

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