I recently had to recover the hard drive. Afterwards, I notice that the Ultrabay Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM no longer recognizes any DVD. CD's seem to be okay. Just no DVD's.
I believe I have installed all the latest updates on this XP notebook.
Any ideas? Perhaps I need to get a driver.
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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.
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.
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:
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R50p
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)
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.
well it's possible that your cd-rom actually is just permanently malfunctioning, i've seen it numerous times (i repair pc's and laptops for a living) the driver should automatically load using windows. the only driver i can find for the optical drive is for dos and people using win 3.1
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 :-)
Assuming you have tried different makes of cd or dvd disks, it's a classic drive failure problem where the laser can no longer burn or read dvd's, but may still be able to read cd's only.
You will have to replace the drive, they are quite inexpensive, and very easy to fit.