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Registered: ‎10-22-2012
Location: London
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Blu Ray drive missing and incredibly slow boot times

I have an Ideacentre B520 i5 with Blu Ray drive. I've been having an intermittent issue that has become permanent. The Blu Ray drive is no longer detected by the machine, and it takes 4-5 minutes to boot up.


The history of the issue is:


  • A while ago the drive disappeared sometimes and boot up times took a while
  • I swapped the SATA connector inside the machine in case that was a problem - that fixed it for a while
  • The problem started occurring again except less occassionally
  • I left the system completely powered down for 5 days whilst on holiday, when I returned it was working exactly as it should - drive available and boots in about 45 seconds
  • The drive disappeared whilst in use one day, and does not reappear any more, even when the machine is left unplugged from the power socket
  • I have tried a clean boot ( but that does not fix it

The drive will open so there is power to it, but is not visible within the computer. It is infuriating not to be able to use it, and that the system now takes a very long time to start up.


What suggestions do you have to resolve this?

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