08-21-2011 12:17 PM
I'm also having terrible trouble with the T420 DVD drive popping open. I tried the Toddler Keys kludge and it didn't work (properly speaking, it worked only once to disable the door during testing, and after re-enabling the door, changing the Toddler Keys settings did nothing).
The design of this DVD door and button is poor beyond belief. It sticks out so that whenever the side of the laptop gently brushes against anything, the door pops open.
With the extremely poor implementation of the touchpad, I am bordering on wishing that I chose a different model. All Lenovo would have to do is have actual users use their produts in testing to realize such glaring flaws.
08-30-2011 12:08 PM
09-14-2011 12:37 PM
The CEO of my company just opened a ticket for this same issue. Any word on a fix for this? I can't come back to him with an answer that it is poor placement...get used to it....and I think installing toddlerkeys would be an insult to him.
09-28-2011 02:39 AM
We are currently discussing the options for this with the engineers in Japan. Appreciate everyone's patience on this.
JameZ, any word on when this might be fixed? Thanks for your time.
09-28-2011 09:42 AM
I have a T420 and a W520 and have this issue with both, I would also like some news about a possible fix. Maybe they'll ship everyone a new drive! Unlikely... The double tap to open would I guess work, although I use Windows and Ubuntu so I hope whatever the solution is, it's not Windows only.
10-05-2011 01:51 AM
10-24-2011 11:47 AM
Tried several DVD locks (on Win 7 64-bit):
No joy - door opens with slightest bump of the door switch - and sometimes (I think) when no hands are near it
10-25-2011 08:57 AM - edited 03-01-2012 05:34 AM
Been following this thread with interest. The optical drive release on the 410/510 series was very secure - impossible to release accidentally. It requires that all cables be disconnected and the laptop turned over. Then one had to push on two separate buttons at the same time in different directions. This illustrates:http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/Corky-G/510latch.jpg
Perhaps Lenovo received complaints that it was too difficult. I like it just fine. Too bad they improved the design. BTW - the best release was on the T60/61 series.