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Hot swap dvd drive in x301

2008-12-09, 18:38 PM

I've had an x301 (2776LEG) for a few weeks and it's been working fine except for one thing. I have an extra bay battery and normally use that instead of the dvd drive. When I do try and use the dvd drive it is not recognised by the OS. I found something telling me to press the eject button on the drive so it is recognise but that doesn't help. The drive will eject and then spin up when closed but I can't get it to be recognised after insertion without rebooting the computer. This is really annoying and clearly shouldn't be the normal method of operation.

 

I've done a search and didn't see any similar issues.

 

Am I missing something or doing something wrong?

 

Thanks,

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10-04-2008

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Re: Hot swap dvd drive in x301

2008-12-09, 20:17 PM
In order to swap between the bay battery and the DVD drive you must power down the x301, swap drives and reboot.  The x301 should then recognize what's inserted.  This is not a hot-swap drive bay.
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Re: Hot swap dvd drive in x301

2008-12-09, 20:17 PM
In order to swap between the bay battery and the DVD drive you must power down the x301, swap drives and reboot.  The x301 should then recognize what's inserted.  This is not a hot-swap drive bay.

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Re: Hot swap dvd drive in x301

2008-12-09, 23:02 PM

thanks for the prompt response.

 

kinda suprised it's not hot swap given that the first laptop i had about 10 years ago could do that but nevermind.

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