English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

67 Posts

10-07-2013

United States of America

50 Signins

641 Page Views

  • Posts: 67
  • Registered: ‎10-07-2013
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 641
  • Message 1 of 5

CD Drive keeps opening

2014-04-12, 12:42 PM

Hello everybody,

About a few weeks ago, I got a message from the taskbar stating that my Thinkpad T400's battery can hold only 50% of its original capacity.

 

Whenever I tried to open the CD Drive(by pressing the blue button on it only once,) a message pops up saying "Turning on optical drive..... To turn it on immediately, press the eject button again." (or something like that.)

 

When I am working on something, suddenly without any warning or any message, the CD Drive opens.
It has done so about 16-18 times now.(so far after 2 weeks or so)

I am getting pretty mad at this unusual behaviour of the laptop.

 

Does anybody know a solution?

Thanks,

Chris

 

Reply
Options

216 Posts

12-31-2013

United States of America

95 Signins

2697 Page Views

  • Posts: 216
  • Registered: ‎12-31-2013
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2697
  • Message 2 of 5

Re: CD Drive keeps opening

2014-04-13, 3:30 AM

Tape, glue, or a hdd caddy.


W530 | 3840QM | 32g @ 1.35v CL9 1986z | 512g 840 Pro | 1t HGST 7200 | FHD AUO v.4 | Quadro K2k | GOBI 5k | Centrino 6300
Reply
Options

9644 Posts

12-27-2009

Canada

3312 Signins

95273 Page Views

  • Posts: 9644
  • Registered: ‎12-27-2009
  • Location: Canada
  • Views: 95273
  • Message 3 of 5

Re: CD Drive keeps opening

2014-04-13, 19:18 PM
When the optical drive is in sleep mode, the drive needs a second or two to wake up and eject the tray properly.

As for it ejecting randomly, scan for malware/jokeware. As a temporary measure, if you don't need the optical drive, remove it entirely from the Ultrabay.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
Reply
Options

67 Posts

10-07-2013

United States of America

50 Signins

641 Page Views

  • Posts: 67
  • Registered: ‎10-07-2013
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 641
  • Message 4 of 5

Re: CD Drive keeps opening

2014-04-23, 14:05 PM

Hello Farkus,

Do you mean by your reply that I should consider buying a new Thinkpad Laptop?

In the case of the W series aren't they hard core business laptops?

I don't really need something like that but maybe something else...

Thanks Anyway,

Chris

Reply
Options

67 Posts

10-07-2013

United States of America

50 Signins

641 Page Views

  • Posts: 67
  • Registered: ‎10-07-2013
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 641
  • Message 5 of 5

Re: CD Drive keeps opening

2014-04-23, 14:07 PM
Hello ColonelONeill,
Chris here,
Are Jokeware&Malware serious threats to my data?
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms