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My DVD Rom from IBM ThinkPad cannot be pushed back in.

A while ago, I dropped my IBM ThinkPad, and since then I can not push back the DVD Rom to close and play anything. Does anyone know to to fix that? I think it might be a switch inside that is broken. Does anyone know where to buy a replacement?

Thank you.

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A replacement DVD ROM is available through many suppliers.

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SOURCE: 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 :-)

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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