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I AM A LAYMAN USING T43 IBM THINKPAD.CD/DVD DOES NOT WRITE BUT CAN RED.PL.ADVISE ( on the slot is written CD RW DVD ROM

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If you are trying to write to a DVD, you should know that this drive does NOT record DVDs. It should record CDs with no problem. If you haven't changed the operating system, It should be a breese. Other wise, the drive could be bad.

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I have a IBM thinkpad that has a cd drive only. Is there a way to take out the cd drive and install a drive that is for cd's and dvd's. If so, how would I go about doing that and how much would it cost?


Hi, what it the model of your DVD? Please the correct driver here : www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/TPAD-MATRIX.html

Other tips : CD and DVD drive troubleshooting
  1. Verify the disc media used.
    Try multiple original discs (not burned copies) which are clean and free of scratches. See Information about CD and DVD media.
    Note: Dark colored discs such as black may be more difficult to read.

  2. Verify that the disc is seated properly in the CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.

  3. Verify that the drive is seated properly in the ThinkPad system by reseating the drive.
    If another similar machine is available, then verify that the drive works in the other machine and that the other drive works in this machine.
    Notes:
    • The CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drives cannot be removed in ThinkPad G40 and R50e systems.
    • Shut down, remove the power cord, and remove the battery from the ThinkPad system before removing the CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.

Feb 09, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad DVD_ROM Ultrabay (73p3270)...

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Not able to read dvd's and able to read cd's model lenovo 510i


While I was not able to find that specific model of laptop, I was able to locate the CDRW Bay and based on my research this bay only supports the following models. Though it may look the same and even have the same interface, if it is not in the supported model list, it will not properly function.

Supported Media Types:
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD-ROM
Compatible with:
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R51e
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R52
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T40p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T41p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T42p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T43p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T60p
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X40 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X41 series (X series media slice or Ultrabase required)
  • IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T30, X30, X31, R40 series (2366, 2367, 2884, 2885, 2681, 2682, 2683, 2896, 2722, 2723, 2724, 2897, 2672, 2673 - when installed with the optional ThinkPad Slim Drive adapter for the UltraBay 2000 or X series UltraBase or Media Slice)


If you see your model in this list comment back and we can move forward with getting your issue resolved.

Good Luck,

NOLA Tech

Jan 29, 2010 | Lenovo (13N6769) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Upgrading CD-Rom to CD-RW/DVD Rom - what model?


You can buy any rom. all almost all do same work :)

May 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40e Notebook

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I want new laptop to write CDs - spec says DVD-ROM


http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t41-2379/4507-3121_7-30567436.html

Thats the spec for yout laptop, if you have the plug-on module then you can write on it.

Optical Storage
  • Type CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Plug-in module
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 10x
Good luck
Nic

Apr 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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Installation instructions for dvd/cd combo for IBMLaptop.


If it is a direct replacement drive, exact size as old drive, then all you need to do is remove the old cd drive and slide the new drive into the slot until the back plug engages. Install new drivers as needed and any software that came with new drive. Hope this helps.

Jan 24, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad (22P9163OB) (22P9163-OB)...

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I HAVE A IBM THINKPAD T 30


Thinkpad T30 are usually supplied with the following optical drives, CD ROM, CD R/W, and Combo DVD ROM with CD R/W.
You most likely have the Combo drive, therefore you can play DVD and CD disks plus burning music and data onto CD-R and CD+R discs.
You need CD burning software such as Roxio Easy CD Creator or Nero. Both these programs are excellent and easy to use.

Jan 21, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Dvd rom drive does not read dvd+rw discs


you might have bought a blank dvd that is not compatible with your dvdrw.

try to clean your dvdrw first and then try to insert that blank dvd again.

Mar 23, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad (22P9163OB) (22P9163-OB)...

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Ibm thinkpad r40


I need the instruction on how to install a replacement DVD/CD player on my IBM R40 thinkpad Laptop.

Thanks,
Moses

Feb 22, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad (22P9163OB) (22P9163-OB)...

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DVD


Hi,
I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.
Good luck

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