From: Chuck Blaisdell (cblaisd_at_netzero.net)
Date: Sat Dec 28 2002 - 16:35:18 EST
On 28 Dec 2002, at 15:41, Bruce Markowitz wrote:
> It is a bad DVD drive
Sigh. That's what I feared.
> One question - can you go into explorer and "see" the files?
Audio and data files can be seen by Explorer; a DVD disc in the
drive gets a "Drive not Ready" or "No disc in drive" error.
> 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
Well, the DVD drive was allegedly replaced (in fact it held up the
computer's return while they ordered the drive from somewhere) on
the computer's trip to EasyServe 3 weeks ago; so I would expect
the DVD drive to be under warranty!
Thanks for the help. Guess I'm in for a call to EasyServe again.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chuck Blaisdell" <cblaisd_at_netzero.net>
> To: <thinkpad_at_stderr.org>
> 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?
> > TIA,
> > Chuck
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