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JLBeamish
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Registered: ‎01-04-2008
Location: Canada
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T61 - DVD or CD?

On my order form, the device is described as "Optical Device - DVD Recordable, Ultrabay Slim".

On the machine, the device is labelled as "DVD-Multi CD-RW".

I genuinely believed I was ordering a machine with a DVD writer on it ... does this mean I got the wrong device?

When I open MyComputer, the device appears as "CD Drive (D:smileyhappy: CD drive". If I RightMouseButton on that and choose Properties and then select the Hardware tab, I see 2 items in "all disk drives".

The first is Hitachi HTS722016K9SA00 with type "disk drive".

The second item is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U10N DVD/CD-RW.

On my invoice, it shows the line "Optical Device DVD Recordable, UBS.

So ... is it a DVD or CD. If it's a DVD is it read only or read-write? Can anyone tell me where I stand? Thanks!
JaneL
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Location: Greenville, SC USA
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?

Looking through parts lists.  I know you told us, but I forget - what'd you end up buying?

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JLBeamish
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?

http://forum.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&view=by_date_ascending&message.id=3210#M3210


Configuration:
CPU: T7500 (2.20GHz, 4MB L2)
OS: XP Pro
RAM: 2GB
HD: 160GB @ 7200rpm
Optical: DVD
Wifi: 4965AGN
BlueTooth: Yes
Battery: 9cell


Order number 424 000 5475

(I know I posted the config -- copied from the Lenovo order website so I could get all the details -- on another newsgroup but I cannot find that message right now. I'll look again tomorrow.)
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JLBeamish
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?

I found the message ... but it wasn't the message I thought it was. I posted the configuration about a month earlier and then, when I ordered it, I simply made a mention that I had ordered it without giving the exact wording.

I was always very careful to make sure that this was the machine I configured. The earlier message showed this configuration:

ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 (2.20GHz 800MHz 4MBL2)
Operating system: Genuine Windows XP Professional
Operating system Language: Genuine Windows XP Professional - English
Display type: 15.4 WSXGA+ TFT
System graphics: nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M 128MB
Total memory: 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 (2 DIMM)
Keyboard Language: US English Keyboard
Pointing device: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
Hard drive: 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
Optical device: DVD Recordable, Ultrabay Slim
WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (US/CAN/LA/AP)
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth PAN
Wireless USB Adapter: None
Wireless WAN accessories: None
Battery: 9 cell Li-Ion Battery
AC Adapter, Power Code: 90W AC Adpt; NA, LA, (2pin)
Publication Language: US English Publication for XP
JaneL
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?

(Yeah, I couldn't find it either, but I was looking on Mike's server which is not always complete - and heaven knows what area it was in!)

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billbolton
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?



JLB wrote:
The second item is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U10N DVD/CD-RW.


The GSA-U10N is a 8X Dual Layer DVD+-RW Combo Drive made by LG Electronics.
 
It support both DVD and CD RW.
 
You got what you ordered.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill
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JLBeamish
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Re: T61 - DVD or CD?

Thanks, Bill, for letting me know.  (Apologies for taking so long to say "thanks" ... it's a poor excuse, I know, but I've been rather busy during the past week or so.)