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You may need to clean the lens on your dvd drive. Use a VERY TINY amount of rubbing alcohol on the end of a qtip, then use the other end to dry it GENTLY!

You may also have the wrong driver installed for your dvd drive, you can use the manufacturers website to locate any drivers you may need http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

Also your drive may be defective so after cleaning the lens and updating the drivers there is not much for your dvd drive accept for ebay !! you can buy another drive for not too much money there :)

Hope that helps,


IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on May 15, 2012

If it's a "Power up" password this can be removed by briefly dosconnecting the cmos battery from the system board. If it is the "Supervisor" password either send to Lenovo for replacement system board and hard drive (not covered under warranty) or send to me and I will return unlocked :-) [email protected] Regards Paul.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Dear Peter ,
In this case , you should have to contact any IBM Authorised Service centre , they can fix this Notebook, and another way is , just replaced notebook with any new model and placed your old hard drive in External casing , which is easly available in all Computer store , you just purchase one and put your older hard drive in to this case and you can use your data .

Cheerup and Be Happy always.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 27, 2008

Laptops Have a Digital Volume Control.
You have to hold the fn key and press the speaker shape+ or a speaker shape X (no sound button).

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 12, 2007

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IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Run a FULL virus scan and a FULL Malware Scan. Use the free version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

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IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Dec 30, 2017

hi have a look at this pdf it shows you everything inside your comp;
also it could be a driver issue for you video card

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017

Hi Jenelle
I think we will need more information to be sure to fix this problem, like the model of the printer and are you trying to connect to it with USB cable or through network (with LAN or with wifi).

in most cases anyway make sure the wires are connected correctly (USB) and download the below link to identify and install your printer if it's not installed correctly.
press the identify now button after connecting it with USB.
HP Support Software Drivers

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on May 23, 2016

First, make sure your drive is bootable. Then, enter the bios and change the boot sequence.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 13, 2016

Boot your laptop with the Windows installation DVD, and you can reset the password easily with this trick:

The tutorial requires a bit complicated steps. If you're a computer novice, you'd better call a friend who is a computer geek and ask him to help you remove the password.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 10, 2016

If it is the whole's computer language, you have to re-install the operating system, but get a copy that is in english language.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Mar 09, 2016

if this is an employee account in a company operation then contact the company IT people for assistance
If you are the employer setting up employee self serve accounts get IT help or cancel out and start again following the procedure exactly

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Jan 23, 2016

Hello, It sounds like your screen , or power supply is out. Did this get hit with a power surge or lighting. If so will have to taken in for repair.

IBM ThinkPad... | Answered on Nov 01, 2015

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