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ODD failure, help!

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ODD failure, help!

#1 Post by BlueFalcon » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:16 pm

Hello,
I have limited knowledge about laptops so, I'm sorry, if my doubt is too simple.

Well, I have a T42p and my ODD is no working, its unable to ready something, The computer is working with windows 7 ultimate.

I tested many discs and a same message appears:

Insert the disk

The original ODD is a Panasonic UJ-812

I purchased a used AD-7910-A, Sony/NEC, and the problem is the same.

The seller says that this ODD is working fine.

My ask...

The read disk problem can to be something of the computer?

Both the ODDs, was recognized by windows and in the system, device manager not conflict and the device is working fine.

Thank you very much for your help.

Have a nice week!

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Re: ODD failure, help!

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:22 pm

Create and boot a Linux live USB, then try and access the CD. What CD are you using? Have you tried using a stamped CD,like one you bought from the store, not a CD-R or CD-RW?
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Re: ODD failure, help!

#3 Post by BlueFalcon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:45 am

Hello, thank you for your reply.

I have same cdrw, dvd-rw, cd-r, dvdr. One layer only. The drive unable to read the disks. I need write a disk to upgrade the computer, to upgrade the WiFi card. Well I will to leave it with a technical professional. I need to be right that the problem is on the drive. The seller may have lied about the operation of the drive.

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Re: ODD failure, help!

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:40 am

BlueFalcon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:45 am
I need write a disk to upgrade the computer, to upgrade the WiFi card. Well I will to leave it with a technical professional.
What wi-fi card do you want to upgrade to? Why would you need a media drive for such an upgrade ?

These drives are 10-15 years old and most of them have either failed by now or are about to. Try locating a media drive for T60/61 which will fit your machine just fine if you *really* need that functionality.

Good luck.
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Re: ODD failure, help!

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:40 am

What wi-fi card do you want to upgrade to? Why would you need a media drive for such an upgrade ?

These drives are 10-15 years old and most of them have either failed by now or are about to. Try locating a media drive for T60/61 which will fit your machine just fine if you *really* need that functionality.

Good luck.
Or buy a new USB one.
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