English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: X Series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

3 Posts

07-10-2013

Springfield, Il

6 Signins

20 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎07-10-2013
  • Location: Springfield, Il
  • Views: 20
  • Message 1 of 3

Thinkpad X220 Laptop not detecting dock's optical drive

2013-07-10, 22:21 PM

I have run into a situation where a Thinkpad X220 laptop is docked and the video, usb, etc. ports all work normally, but the optical drive is not powered on or detected (at BIOS or in Windows). I docked a different X220 laptop on the same dock (with the same optical drive) and not only do all the ports work fine, but the optical drive is powered and detected normally as well. I have used canned air on the dock port of the laptop to no avail. Is there anything I can do other than have the laptop replaced?

Reply
Options

169 Posts

01-19-2013

United Kingdom

595 Signins

7149 Page Views

  • Posts: 169
  • Registered: ‎01-19-2013
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Views: 7149
  • Message 2 of 3

Re: Thinkpad X220 Laptop not detecting dock's optical drive

2013-07-13, 14:21 PM

Made sure everything is updated?

______________________________________________________
Owner of: ThinkPad SL510, X131e, X230 (not fond of)
Other systems: MSI GT640, Sony Vaio PCG 709K, Dell Latitude D430,
Reply
Options

3 Posts

07-10-2013

Springfield, Il

6 Signins

20 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎07-10-2013
  • Location: Springfield, Il
  • Views: 20
  • Message 3 of 3

Re: Thinkpad X220 Laptop not detecting dock's optical drive

2013-07-15, 16:11 PM

It worked a few weeks ago without issue. Same laptop with the same dock, so it can't be a firmware issue. Software shouldn't have anything to do with it either, as the optical drive is not detected as a bootable device before Windows is ever loaded. Thanks for the idea though.

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete