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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7910S

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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7910S

#1 Post by billbones77 » Sun May 25, 2014 2:21 pm

hi,
I have a T400 Lenovo thinkpad


I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7910S ... in the drives section of my computer it says dvd rw drive D: when I right click go to properties it says cd rom drive and when I insert a dvd it doesn't read is there any soloution ive updated firmware to 1d1 I think it was 1d0 beforehand ... thanks I have searched forums there seems to be a few probs regarding this drive .. but non I can find with same issue as this .. im using windows 8 pro maybe this is an issue also im running 32 bit on a 64 bit system (I think)

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7

#2 Post by Andrew479 » Wed May 28, 2014 3:05 am

Hi,
can you boot liveCD/liveDVD from this drive?

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7

#3 Post by billbones77 » Wed May 28, 2014 10:53 am

the drive is faulty as its sporadic in reading the discs sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't
cheers for the reply

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#4 Post by Andrew479 » Wed May 28, 2014 1:46 pm

My point was to test whether it's not software-related (that's why I asked for live bootable media) :)
Anyway best drives are always Liteons, sadly they don't make any laptop drives, however there's compatible part Panasonic UJ-862s for Lenovo Tx00/Wx00.
LG make great screens, but terrible drives - most of them are faulty by design.

Try this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271187267330

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7

#5 Post by billbones77 » Thu May 29, 2014 12:09 pm

Hi

thanks for the input ..
the drive has worked twice but is intermittent and decides not to sometimes it also left a mark on the edge of the disk after burning I bought the drive from ebay and have since been refunded the drive you put in your post is the same drive I bought .. I will have to get another or may even get an external drive then I can use elsewhere as well

cheers

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad T400 - DVD CD RW Optical Disk Drive AD-7

#6 Post by Andrew479 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:33 am

It's probably the best idea - get yourself HDD caddy instead of DVD drive - no idle consumption (DVD drive adds about 1.5W) and 2nd HDD really comes in handy. External DVD drive is probably the best solution - choice is wider, my recommendation would be LiteOn eTau108 slim drive

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