Lenovo T60 CD drive failed

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Hi,  I've had my T60 for around 3 weeks.  A few ago the CD drive
completely stopped working, the prescese of a CDROM in the drive is not

I also have Linux (PCLOS) installed.  When I boot into Linux the drive
is not even shown.

To make sure this is not a software corruption issue,  I made a Linux
Live CD  (using another machine of course) and tried to boot from the
CDROM.  This also failed and the system booted into the default Windows

Are there ways I can make sure that this is a hardware problem with the
drive  ? if this is confirmed then what is the best approach then ?

Another problem with the laptop is that i'm unable to boot the machine
using a linux USB key (made bootable using syslinux) even though i
correctly select USB devices to boot before the drive.

Could this problem be related to the cd drive problem as well ?  I did
do a bios upgrade a week or two ago.

Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Lenovo T60 CD drive failed

If you have a friend with a system that uses the same drive; you could
try swapping it into their system. You could try the diagnostic software
that should be installed on the Windows partition; on my T40 it's PC
Doctor. If your system was purchased new, it should be under warranty. A
call to EZ-Serv may result in them sending a replacement.

Phil Sherman

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