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senthil_ak
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎06-26-2010
Location: USA
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My DVD driver is not showing is My Computer and Device manager

Hi Experts,

 

I need some help in solving issue, which i am having in my Y530 Ideapad laptop. MY laptop suddenly not showning My DVD drive. I also tried form device manager, but i'm unable to see the drive. The DVD is ejecting when i press the eject button. But its not showing in the My computer and i am unable to access this drive.

 

Thanks

Senthil.

Retired Guru
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Re: My DVD driver is not showing is My Computer and Device manager

Please post Operating System, and if any new software, etc.

was installed recently.

 

Can you provide any more clues?

senthil_ak
Blue Screen Again
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Re: My DVD driver is not showing is My Computer and Device manager

Operating system : Windows Vista

 

No New Software installed.

Retired Guru
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Re: My DVD driver is not showing is My Computer and Device manager

First you could try a possible hardware solution.

I don't know your skill level, so will post all the steps I used.

 

With laptop off and unplugged, turn it over, remove battery,

and two screws holding dvd drive in.

 

One is just inside edge by dvd face, other is center of the memory/cpu

removeable panel, closest to the dvd.

 

Then carefully pry it out and put it back in firmly.

If you have trouble removing it use a paper clip to pop the drive tray

out (small hole on face of drive) and gently use tray to pull.

 

If you are not comfortable with this idea, don't do it.

If you attempt, go easy, everything fits tight with close tolerances.

 

Serch web for "dvd drive disappeared vista" to start software troubleshooting.

(Common problem)

nicohuysamen
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎07-08-2010
Location: South Africa
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Re: My DVD driver is not showing is My Computer and Device manager

This happens quite often. Two things.

 

1) Do you have any other operating system installed, like Linux? The GRUB bootloader has some issues with the ACPI settings of some Lenovo products. If yes, you have 2 solutions.

1.1) Use LILO

1.2) Add the "acpi=off" flag to the end of the kernel line in the grub.conf file.

 

2) If you have not done anything strange, it might be some crappy Microsoft thing. I don't know if the Y530 ships with the "One Key Recovery" function (I have a Y710 which does, but I wasted that partition 20min after I got my laptop Smiley Happy ). Doing that should help. Otherwise just reinstall and hope for the best. It happened to me once and the reinstallation worked (I was not dual booting at that time so could help).

 

Hope that helps

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