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DVDROM T20 How can I tell if a DVD/CD Rom drive is write able If it is how can I get it to write It is a 6xDVD T20

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Hello again, Lewis!
I take it that you got the CD unit out of your laptop?
If you would be so kind as to sent me the FRU number, or exactly how it is labeled (such as "CD-RW/DVD") I should be able to provide what you are looking for.

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I have a IBM thinkpad R50e for the last 6 years. It is not reading any CD or DVD, but says the device is working properly. Pl. help me.

I think it has failed.
Go to Control Panel...System... Device Manager... and locate CD or DVD Roms and UNINSTALL it. Then Reboot and it will automatically locate the CD / DVD Rom. You will have to acknowledge several screens wit naext and tes ect.

If it does not work, it's really easy to buy and replace.

Good luck

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T-20 does not recognize cdrom. When I check device for the drive, it has an !, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, and it still won't recognize the D drive..HELP

Your problem seems the device it not detected properly or is not being assigned a drive letter. First try this, Right-click "My Computer" > "Manage" and then click on "Disk Management", you'll be able to see Cd/Dvd-Rom drive on the lists of available Disk Management snap-ins, right click on the Cd/Dvd-Rom and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths" or it could be "Assign Drive Letter and Paths", once you click it, another dialog box will open up, click "Change" and assign a drive letter from the lists (you'll see an option as a drop-down-list), click "Ok" and restart your computer. You will be able to see the Cd-Rom drive in the My Computer directory.

If this doesn't fix your problem, you need to check the connectors of the cd-rom, means you need to unmount it from the machine and clean the connectors on the cd-rom and on the computer.

It's also possible that the cd-rom itself is defective, in that case, your only solution is replacing with a new Drive.

Good Luck.

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Aug 19, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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DVD not working

get your dvd writer service or try cd lens cleaner spray or cd proir servicing the dvdrom.........hopethis will help you.....Sameeraryan

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Need driver for 8x dvd drive for thinkpad

When a properly inserted and working drive is connected, it is automatically discoveredand installed. Specific drivers are not necessary or available. I will assume you are not talking about a DVD viewer application?

If the OS does not discover the drive, then the drive is likely defective, or not properly connected.

Oct 26, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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Need to fix my CD/DVD rom

try to update the frmware of the dvd drive from the dvd drive vendor site. 

Oct 10, 2008 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Cd/dvdrom light is blinking all the time

Check first under my computer/computer if you can see the DVD/CD Rom drive.  If not detected, follow the steps on this link...

It should work fine after reboot.
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Change CDROM on Toshiba 2805 -s 202

IDE 1 is the CDRom (or any optical device attached). IDE 0 (zero) is the Hard drive. So this message is telling you there is a problem with the DVD/CD-Rom, that has halted the boot process. Now you have no choice but to go to BIOS (read startup screen to find the procedure, usually DEL, F2, or F12 keys) and see if the problem can be corrected there (or if not, disable the drive, save change, and try rebooting again). If this is not possible, then you might try booting from an external device (floppy, CD, USB etc) if your system allows that (and if you have the boot software/media). Otherwise, you must remove the drive, in order to regain your desktop (pass the halt stage in boot process). Here is how to remove the CD:

Underneath the laptop, there will be a screw about 4 inches in, on a centyer line direct from the DVD/CD tray panel. Remove this screw. Insert a pin or paper clip (carefully, and STRAIGHT in!) to the small hole next to the CD tray release button. This opens the tray manually. Pull it out to the full open position, then GENTLY pull further, and the whole drive will release from the laptop.

Once you have reached the desktop, you should try to remove the previous driver if possible, via start menu/settings/control panel/system (or r-click my computer and select properties). In system control panel, there is a hardware settings tab. Here you can remove or disable hardware. Try adding a "generic CD-Rom", so the DVD might get past boot process when you reinstall it (later, below).

Now, try to start the laptop without DVD/CD. If it starts normally, your driver change was incompatible, or possibly, in the process of changes you did something that impaired the drive or its ROM (or perhaps needs to be cleaned).

Now try reinstalling the CD Rom drive (no screws yet, just insert fully). If you are still at the same halt, you have cut yourself out of using this CD, unless perhaps tou can reboot with a windows CD while the drive is installed, and let windows detect and install a PROPER driver.

If that is not possible, you need another DVD/CD drive. You can also buy a replacement or cheap older model for testing system at any legitimate advanced PC shop, or many used computer parts stores. Try the drive before you buy, just slide in and mount a CD/DVD. (you may have a special adapter that must be removed from the old OEM drive and attached to new one, and the tray cover may need to be switched to allow the CD to close for testing)

Regardless of the outcome of any of the above, please post your results, and the complete text of the black boot screen here, so I can analyze the problem -or any other possibilities that may be indicated by the post dialog.

Mar 05, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 2805-S202 Notebook

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