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pdean
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Registered: ‎08-13-2010
Location: sewanee tn
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black tab under cd drive?

A black, triangular tab has popped out from under my cd tray. I can't make it stay back underneath. What does it do, and how do I put it back?

andyP
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Re: black tab under cd drive?

pdean, welcome to the forum,

 

it would be helpful if you could post which ThinkPad you have, even better post the Type and Model Number this will help members to help you. Please do NOT post your s/n.

 

Also if you could post a link to a photo of the part that popped out, it would also be helpfull.

 

Thanks

Andy  

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pdean
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Re: black tab under cd drive?

T61, 6463-5BU -- is that what you requested?

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rgsteele
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Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Re: black tab under cd drive?

[ Edited ]

Sounds like you've pressed the switch to remove the CD-ROM drive. It's the little black switch just below the CD-ROM drive on the right. Just press the tab back in and it should click back into place.

 

If you ever want to remove the CD-ROM drive, press the switch again, then pull on the tab. If you want to prevent the switch from operating, put a screw into the hole below the switch on the underside of the computer (the correct screw should have been supplied with the laptop.)

 

Hope this helps!

 

Update: see http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3547_04.pdf#70 for a diagram (page 61)

Update 2: Even better, a movie! http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-63901.html

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pdean
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Registered: ‎08-13-2010
Location: sewanee tn
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Re: black tab under cd drive?

rgsteele, I'm pretty sure you're right, but it won't catch when I push it in. It pops right back out, and the text balloon saying "safe to remove hardware" pops up on the screen.

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rgsteele
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Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Re: black tab under cd drive?

Make sure something isn't causing the switch to stick open. You might want to try removing and re-inserting the CD-ROM drive. Perhaps try pushing the switch towards the tab while you push the tab back in.

If you're still having trouble, the laptop might need to be serviced.