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T61 CD/DVD drive won't read or burn CD's

2010-01-06, 17:07 PM

Recently I have found that my CD/DVD drive does not recognize CD's.  After inserting a disc, the drive spins, makes some noises, but never recognizes a disc.  When I try to open the drive, it searches and an error message appears asking me to insert a disc. 

 

I tried disabling the drive, uninstalling the driver, removing the drive, restarting, and reinserting, the driver seemed to insall correctly though it didn't seem to help the problem.

 

I recently upgraded to Windows 7, is it possible that I lost something in that transition that would cause this malfunction?

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12-20-2008

Australia, Melbourne

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Re: T61 CD/DVD drive won't read or burn CD's

2010-01-06, 17:33 PM

do you have the win 7 cd handy, try to boot into the discs and see whether that works, this will tell you whether that is software or hardware problem. Such failures do occur, due to ageing of laser. 

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Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: T61 CD/DVD drive won't read or burn CD's

2010-01-09, 4:37 AM

I booted to the Win 7 disc and it seemed to work fine.  What does that indicate?  Is there something else I should try?  Thanks for the help!

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Re: T61 CD/DVD drive won't read or burn CD's

2010-01-19, 22:27 PM

then its a software issue. 

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Jin Li

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