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peters_seth86
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Location: Springfield, Il
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Thinkpad X220 Laptop not detecting dock's optical drive

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?

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

Made sure everything is updated?

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peters_seth86
What's DOS?
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Location: Springfield, Il
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Re: Thinkpad X220 Laptop not detecting dock's optical drive

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.

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