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Hi There and Welcome to Fixya!

Optical drive in your Lenovo Y510 is not a customer replaceable unit (CRU), so I would strongly recommend for you to contact their helpdesk. The link to their consumer support can be found below :

Lenovo Helpdesk

Also, I have included the site where you can view (and download) the user's manual specifically for this computer. It does not have anything regarding dis-assembly but I'm quite sure it will be of a help :

Y510 User's guide

Good day and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Lenovo y510 Dvd drive is not displaying

I had the same problem with my Y510. I downloaded the BIOS update from Lenovo, and after I updated it, the DVD drive displayed.

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SOURCE: i want to install XP in lenovo y510

Please go into bios, and change your device boot order, and place your cd first. Sounds like your skipping by your install disk.

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SOURCE: Disassemblly of the case of a LENOVO Y510

Well, I have been unsuccessful at getting a good look from a service manual but I might have an answer for you on what is hanging you up. Look in the area near the touchpad on the base. Are there what appears to be two Hex shaped stand-offs screwed to the motherboard in that area. These are generally used to secure Mini-pci cards and they are usually zinc in color. They may even have a plastic support nearby with an arrow by each standoff as a guide to remove them as a matter of case disassembly. Just a thought to look out for something like that.

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SOURCE: can't find drivers for win 7 64-bit for lenovo y510


Windows 7 is a new platform and every hardware manufacture is developing the driver suits for it.Meanwhile you will have to download the drivers directly from the chip manufacturers site e.g. for sound you can download it from

About the chip manufacturers you can know from the Y510 page where the drivers are there for Vista or XP.


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SOURCE: how to remove bios password in lenovo 3000 y510

This information is intended for experienced users. It is not intended for basic users, hackers, or computer thieves. Please do not try any of following procedures if you are not familiar with computer hardware. I'll not be responsible for the use or misuse of this information, including personal injury, loss of data or hardware damage. So use it at your own risk.

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

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Hi toiyoshi7,
I see that most of your dvd's won't work on your Lenovo Y510, Please see steps below.
  • First I want to ask have you tried your Dvd's on another system if it works or not?
  • If the dvd's play on another system then you can try to check the settings of your Optical Drive.
  • Click start then My Computer if you have XP or Computer if you have Vista or Win7.
  • In My Computer or Computer right click on your Dvd drive.
  • Then select Properties you should get a window Dvd RW properties or which ever name appears depending on the windows you have then select the TAB that says Hardware.
  • In the window you will see All Disc drives: in the list select your DVD drive then click Properties below right side.
  • This will bring up the DVD drive properties window then click on DVD Region.
  • In the DVD region will be a bow below select United States then click OK until all the windows you opened are close and for some you may need to close them.
  • After changing the Region setting on your DVD, Restart your computer to make changes take effect.
  • After restarting the Laptop try your DVD's again
If this does not work then deleting Upper and lower Filters can be done but since you mentioned that some dvd's work, I cam suggest maybe updating your system codecs try downloading K-lite codec pack, or maybe try using a different Player like VLC player if you are using Windows Media Player.
I hope that this maybe of help regarding your concern.
Have a nice day,

Apr 18, 2011 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Dvd drive removal

Hello There and Welcome to Fixya,

Your optical drive (dvd drive) is not a "Customer Replaceable Unit" (CRU) following Lenovo's service standards. What I recommend instead, is for you to contact their helpdesk through phone. Here's the link for their consumer support for further guidance :

Lenovo Support

It will provide you with options and more knowledge about your Y510.

I hope this helps, Thank you for using FixYa.

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I would like to replace my DVD drive for my lenovo Y410 laptop.

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Y510 uses the slot loading DVD, right? It's not software problem... that Matsushita DVD drive on Y510 and Y410 are faulty... they work only for a few months then always have trouble burning. I've seen many complaints on Lenovo support forum... I'm having the same problem with my Y410 too... I had to use USB to install Windows 7.

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Were you the one installing your OS and programs? You CD drive might be located in another drive. It's not necessarily drive E.

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My optiarc dvd rw ad-7560A not reading dvds anymore. It only reads cds.

Try opening the dvd software prior to inserting the disk. Did you try a DVD that you see will work in another DVD player?

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... and no drivers came with the drive either? Do you have the restore CD/DVD provided by Lenovo? I'm guessing this was a pre-installed OS and all files came on the HDD. When you installed Windows 7, you lost the path to the std Lenovo drivers... or wiped/formatted the HDD and lost everything? Can you pull the DVD drive out of the bay and see who makes it? Lenovo does NOT make DVD ;-) I'll bet it is a std Yeasu, Phillips or Samsung/Sony and with the model# and your OS info you will be able to get generic drivers for it

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...As an example, my Top of Line HP has Sanyo drive ;-)

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On most CD-DVD players you got a small hole to eject the disk when the rubber band is destroyed or not functioning.

Try to straighten a paper clip and insert it into the hole, about 2.5cm (1"), then it should release the tray so you can remove you CD.

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