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01-21-2009

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Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 3:38 AM
I actually just got my lenovo y510 last week and I love it except that for some reason it won't read CDs or DVDs. Whenever I put one into the drive, it sounds at first like it's reading it, but then does nothing. I have tried several different CDs (no, they're not burned) and I have gone into "Computer" to try and open the E Drive up but the tray then opens up and a window pops up telling me to insert a disc when there is already one in there. I was just wondering if I could get some help or if there is anything I can do before I need to call tech support or have to send it back out. Is there something that I am doing or can try myself? Please give me some advice!! Thank you!
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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 11:39 AM
Try this fimware.
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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 15:17 PM
Thank you so much for the tip but the drive is not the same as the Optiarc DVD RW/AD-7560A ATA device.... The drive is a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device. And it does say it is running properly but the problems persists.
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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 15:23 PM

Sad to hear. Well, there's only one two more options before you send laptop to Lenovo to replace drive.

1) Update BIOS (locate on suppoort site)

2) Reinstall system by NOVO button (press NOVO button when laptop is shut down)

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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 19:55 PM
Are you able to boot from the drive with any bootable cds / dvds?

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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 20:34 PM
Ok so honestly, I don't really know what you mean by bootable CDs... I know I'm an idiot but I'm not exactly computer savvy (haha)
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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-21, 21:12 PM
A bootable cd is a cd you can start from, for instance; a Win XP or Vista cd / dvd. These will show a message stating; if you want to start from cd press any key" - if you get this message, the drive works and you don't need to press any key. Other bootable cds are, for example; Recovery discs, Linux live cds and some anti-virus cds

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01-22-2009

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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2009-01-22, 18:56 PM
i have the same problem.  it will read a cd or two right after bootup and then it just stops.  when i reboot it will work again for one cd and then..poof gone.
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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2011-08-27, 7:55 AM

Forget it .. The drive never works..  I too have been facing this problem for 2 yrs now.  I simply use  USB drive .

Y510 is  good except for the drive and the LCD screen which are the drawbacks that made Lenovo to shelve the model.

 

My best advice Stop trying to fix the Drive and buy an alternative drive .

 

Thanks

RJ

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Re: Y510 DVD RW Drive (E:) problems reading CDs or DVDs

2011-08-27, 14:11 PM
if the issue is software, you can fix it by editing registry. but if it's hardware, as you said, no option instead of replacing the unit.

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/can-burn-cd-but-not-DVD/m-p/194296#M17919

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