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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-16-2019
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I have a relatively bullet-proof T530. After installing Windows updates and Lenovo updates, I had some bugs, one of which was/is with the optical drive.

Another bug was that crazy hibernate/sleep thing. They weren't even offered as options in the shut-down menu!  Saying goodbye to Lenovo Power Manager seems to have fixed that...

But since my last Lenovo update, the Optical drive won't work. The machine knows it's there, and will open it when I want it open... but that's all it will do.

And the craziest thing is that the hard drive seems to want to access the optical drive all the time! It's regularly clicking and making noises.
When I put a CD in, it can't be read.

It worked perfectly until updating the Lenovo stuff...

Any suggestions short of going through the hassle of saving everything and starting over? I really don't wanna do that...

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Registered: ‎01-01-2010
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Re: T530 CD/DVD

The machine is about 6 years old and optical drives are more likely to fail than hard drives, memory, usb ports and other key parts.  The read-write heads are a common failure point.  Would it be possible that you could try another drive?


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