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[X301] Laptop doesn't recognize optical drive! Help!

2009-03-29, 16:47 PM

Hello,

 

my ThinkPad X301 2774-LFG doesn't recognize the optical drive! Can anyone help me???

 

Informations about the ThinkPad

 

1.) Newest BIOS is installed (1.02 (6EET21WW) 2008-10-09)

 

2.) BIOS-Option  Security->I/O Port Access-> Optical Drive  is ENABLED

 

3.) Laptop starts fast without Drive and very slow with Drive in Bay

 

4.) No Drive in 'Boot Device List' when Drive is installed

 

5.) all other BIOS-values standard too

 

6.) No drive recognition in Vista (ultimate 32bit)

 

7.) PC Doctor show no defects

 

8.) Lenovo sent new drive, but it's all the same

 

Is the board defective or are there still other possible reasons for this problem???

 

Regards

Volker

 

 

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Re: [X301] Laptop doesn't recognize optical drive! Help!

2009-03-29, 17:52 PM

Hello Volker, welcome to Lenovo forums!

 

Unfortunately it seems you have already tried everything to force it to work.

If it´s not recognised in bios, I would suggest to call support.

 

You might try a Linux live CD, but there´s no really hope
and you already know it too, as an experienced ThinkPad user, I think.

 

 

 

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Re: [X301] Laptop doesn't recognize optical drive! Help!

2009-03-29, 18:00 PM

Hi Andreas,

 

yes I know, I will have to send the laptop to Lenovo. It's the first ThinkPad without onsite-service, so I'm not very happy to be without my thinky for 1 or 2 weeks.

 

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Re: [X301] Laptop doesn't recognize optical drive! Help!

2009-03-29, 18:14 PM

Yeah,

 

hopefully the service get it fixed quickly and you have another one, serving your basic needs,

in the meantime.

 

best regards 

Andreas

 

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Re: [X301] Laptop doesn't recognize optical drive! Help!

2009-03-31, 15:46 PM

Hi,

 

system is on it's way to the repair center! 

 

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