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r32owner
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Registered: ‎07-30-2008
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I tried an external DVD ROM drive that I have and that is recognized.
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Susan
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ajkula66
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I meant another UltraBay drive...
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George




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r32owner
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I am sorry, the other R32 that I did the initial swapping with is in California. I do remember putting this dvd-rom drive in the other R32 and it was recognized and worked, but when placed into this machine, it was not recognized. I may have to consider buying a replacement drive to see what happens. I will try to source a vendor.
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Susan
R32, 1.8GHz, 14.1, 2659-CGU, 30.0GB, 802.11b, DVD-ROM, P4-M Pro
ajkula66
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

eBay is your best bet. Look for any type of UltraBay 2000 drive, CD-ROM shouldn't run you more than $15 shipped.
Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T61, X220T, X301

Collecting dust: T60, T60p, T61p, R500F

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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r32owner
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
Location: Arizona, USA
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

Thanks for the info. I will try that.
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Susan
R32, 1.8GHz, 14.1, 2659-CGU, 30.0GB, 802.11b, DVD-ROM, P4-M Pro
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r32owner
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
Location: Arizona, USA
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I received the Ultrabay 2000 CD-ROM drive from Ebay today and installed it and the BIOS still does not recognize it.
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Susan
R32, 1.8GHz, 14.1, 2659-CGU, 30.0GB, 802.11b, DVD-ROM, P4-M Pro
ajkula66
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I've read about this issue before but have never dealt with it myself. What I can tell you for a fact now that you've tested the unit with another drive is that you have a motherboard problem. There is no known fix (at least not to me) for this issue.

 

A fellow TPF forum member had reported this problem a couple of years ago on a R32, and went through several different drives until he found one that was recognized in BIOS. He had parts and time to spare, which is a predicament that most people don't have, and there's no guarantee that you'll eventually find the drive...

 

Depending on your needs, you may want to get a USB media drive, or get rid of the R32 altogether and purchase a newer machine.

 

Good luck and let us know. 

Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T61, X220T, X301

Collecting dust: T60, T60p, T61p, R500F

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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r32owner
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I don't know whether this means anything, but I just ran PC Doctor for Windows and I got a clean bill of health on the motherboard.
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Susan
R32, 1.8GHz, 14.1, 2659-CGU, 30.0GB, 802.11b, DVD-ROM, P4-M Pro
ajkula66
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

I'm not sure whether PC-Doctor would necessarily detect this type of defect...
Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T61, X220T, X301

Collecting dust: T60, T60p, T61p, R500F

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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netman
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Registered: ‎08-30-2008
Location: canada
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Re: IBM Thinkpad R32 Series Laptop Problems

Hi

 

I had a similar problem with an R40 recently running WinXP.

 

I found upgrading to the latest IBM DLA software fixed the problem.

I beleave that it also installs new CD/RW drivers which allow the OS to recognize the drive in WINDOWS.

 

Go to IBM download page.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?doctypeind=9&template=%2Fproductselection%2Fla...

 

click on "detect my system" upper left

 

assuming it can find your system.

 

try to get the

"CD-RW DLA application update for Windows 2000, XP - ThinkPad General "

 

update for your system and install it.

 

Good Luck.