12-28-2009 12:40 PM
Recently, my daughter's Y510 IdeaPad just stopped reading CDs/DVDs. The drive is detected in the BIOS and Windows (Vista 32). I can insert disks and they spin up, but, they do not autorun, they cannot be explored (Windows says there is no disk inthe drive) and, occassionally, they will just autoeject after being inserted. There are lots of similar posts about this DVD drive model on the Internet. It seems this LG GSA-T20N is a troublesome model.
Any ideas if this is an issue than can be fixed, or, like many others, do I just have a bad drive that now needs to be replaced? Does anyone know of other DVD drive models compatible with the Y510 if I need to replace the drive?
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12-29-2009 06:07 AM
12-29-2009 12:25 PM
I hope this is a permanent fix, but, I solved the problem by removing the drive from the laptop and making sure it was well-seated in the SATA interface when I reinserted the drive. It reads everything now. It appears that the connection had somehow become loose and although it would recognize a disk had been inserted and spin up, it would not read them.