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ibm thinkpad i series 1161 dvd rom

#1 Post by Johnnypopwell » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:51 pm

Hello
My ibm thinkpad has a problem. When i run a cd it works then makes alot of banging noises and wont read the disk. How fragile is the plastics to open the machine? Thanks

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Re: ibm thinkpad i series 1161 dvd rom

#2 Post by Saucey » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:50 pm

It sounds to me that the motor that moves the laser across the DVD is broken or jammed. Finding a replacement drive shouldn't be more than $30.00 shipped, tear it open and diagnose! :twisted:
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