From: Bruce Markowitz (scosgt_at_worldnet.att.net)
Date: Sat Dec 28 2002 - 15:41:54 EST
It is a bad DVD drive
One question - can you go into explorer and "see" the files?
If not, the laser in the DVD drive is shot.
Best test is to try another drive - If the drive came with that machine,
they should overnite you one if it is still under warranty
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Blaisdell" <cblaisd_at_netzero.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: [Thinkpad] DVD drive and the 600E -- any suggestions?
> After the return trip from EasyServe, and some good suggestions
> from listers about "screen blanking," one issue yet remains -- the
> DVD drive.
> It doesn't play DVD's.
> a) Putting a DVD in the drive simply causes the drive to sputter
> and the drive light blinks and then stays lit. DVD player (both DVD
> Express -- latest version/upgrade -- and the Win98/2000 DVD
> player) report "No disc in drive." (Sometimes Mediamatics tells me
> the disk in the drive and offers to try to format it ????)
> b) This occurs under both Win98 and Win2000
> c) The drive does work for data cd's (in DOS, Win98 and 2000), as
> well as for audio CD's.
> Any ideas, or did EasyServe send me another bum DVD drive?
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