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Re: Thinkpad DVD player
Windows XP Pro is not a problem.
First I would like you to test that DVD with other computer and see that its working fine or not.Sometime you need to clean DVD(movies) cos many scratch on it.
But if it's doesn't work then you need to do few more testing,
go to my computer and se you CDrom property that it's DVD/CD ot just CD ?
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Is the movie a store purchased movie or is it a movie that someone copied and gave to you? Computers sometimes have problems reading or playing a dvd or cd that someone else made and gave to you. Try a store purchased music cd or store purchased movie dvd and see if the player plays it.
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.
if it doesnt read any kind of dvd discs at all it only means you have been rip off. It happened to my sony dvd player that I bought from this website. I tested it and it only reads cd or audio cd. Good thing my couzin fixes electronics, He checked on the lens and it turned out that the lens has been replaced with an audio/cd lens like the one we use for our car stereo. Too bad!!!
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.
Try physically removing the player and fire up the laptop. Power down the laptop, replace the player and power back up. If that doesn't help, see if BIOS recognizes it. If that doesn't work, get back to me. Ron-