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Devicehead
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-04-2010
Location: Baltimore MD.
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Z565 Optical drive issue.

Hi folks.

   I'm new to the forums and to Lenovo products. I just purchased a new Z565 and so far, I love it.

 

  I do have working knowledge computers having built a few machines now but i am fairly new to notebooks having only owned one previous to this. I have taken the time to ensure Windows is fully updated. (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) and have updated Catalyst software suite to the current version.

 

   One  problem I am having is with the optical cd/dvd drive that comes stock with this unit. When I play a commercial DVD, the drive seems to irratically speed up and slow down. Every time it speeds up from the slowdown state, the dvd playback is paused briefly and seems to have to "catch up" the scene its trying to play.

 

  Another problem is when I playback a video data file from a burned DVD, The reading mechanism seems to be loudly jumping back and forth as if it were trying to read from the begining to the end of the disk very rapidly. The actual playback of the file is not effected but the noise is unacceptable not to mention the strain on the mechanism can't be good.

 

  Third and final problem is DVD playback in Windows Media Player 11. This seems to be common for alot of people and I worked around it with a third party codec/player package but DVDs will still not playback properly in WMP. Green artifacts pixelate the image. Sound is uneffected.

 

  Any help with these issues would be greaty appreciated.

  Thanks in advance. :smileyhappy:

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yigit
Posts: 13,360
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Antalya
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

download ubuntu and try to read dvds with linux

( do not install ubuntu, select live option - without installing - )

 

make sure you don't move your computer while reading dvds.



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Paper Tape
Devicehead
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-04-2010
Location: Baltimore MD.
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

If there is no normal way to fix it in windows then I'll just do without and file it under: "My experience with Lenovo notebooks". :robotsad:

 

Thank you for responding.

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yigit
Posts: 13,360
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Antalya
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

try this:

right click my computer > manage > device management > dvd roms > find your dvd device > right click and select remove > restart your computer and check if issue persists.



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asifhl
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-22-2011
Location: Usa
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

[ Edited ]

I am experiencing optical drive problems on the IdeaPad Z565.

Read seems to work. But a perfect write fails.

 

Here is a procedure I use to test the DVD drive:

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Z565-running-Ubuntu/m-p/514643#M3198

 

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yigit
Posts: 13,360
Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Antalya
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

do you have valid warranty?
can you remove the rom and replace again?


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klander
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-08-2011
Location: los angeles
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Re: Z565 Optical drive issue.

You can have mine if you'd like.. I dont have use for it anymore as i replaced it with an SSD