Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook ?

R40 Thinkpad CD drive

\015 R40 Thinkpad - 4 years old\302\240- Windows XP - \015\012CD / DVD player has been working until recently.\302\240 \015\012PC DOCTOR - does not list DVD as a device\015\012WINDOWS EXPLORER - does not list DVD as a device\015\012CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE / DEVICE MANAGER - does not list\302\240DVD / CD-ROM\302\240DRIVE\302\240as a device\015\012Put CD in drive and close door - spins and read light lites - no software player popup on screen appears.\015\012DISK is 95% full - cannot do defrag - not enough space\015\012\302\240\015\012Fixes Tried:\015\012Running latest files\302\240Norton Virus scan now ... do not expect detection\015\012Turned off and reboot - 1 error displayed "Windows Defender... memory location listed with error message"\015\012Rebooted with ACCESS IBM button - does not list\302\240CD / DVD player\015\012NEW HARDWARE - ran with "new hardware installed" does not "see" new cd drive.\015\012\302\240\015\012Hardware or driver problem?\015

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I also have an IBM R40 with a combo drive that showed the same symptoms. I switched the drive with two another two which I can assure that work 100% correctly, and the same problem happens. First the drive wasn't detected some of the times, or it got randomly "disconnected" while the laptop was on. Nowadays (about 1 year ago), the drive never gets detected, not by the BIOS or by the operating system (Linux, but also tried on Windows), even so, If I don't keep the drive disconnected, when the laptop boots the BIOS hangs for a long time like it was trying to detect the drive, but it doesn't. It turns out that is a system board problem. Hope this helps you on finding the solution. Regards
Go into the BIOS and change the startup. Make your cd-rom drive first on the list. You need a Win 9x bootable cd or a Windows XP cd to see if your cd-rom will read the cd. If your system still not not boot of the cd's you might need  a replacement systemboard. It beleve it is not software issue.
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