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CD-RW/DVD combo drive fails to be detected by the system - ThinkCentre A30, A50, A50p, A51, A51p, M50, M50e, M51, S50, S51
Symptom
CD-RW\DVD combo drive fails to be recognized by the system, and is not seen in BIOS or operating system.

Affected configurations
Any of the following systems running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP, configured with a CD-RW/DVD combo drive, part number of 26K5428 or FRU part number of 26K5429:
  • ThinkCentre A30 (type 8198)
  • ThinkCentre A50 (type 8084, 8085, 8089, 8090, 8126, 8147, 8148, 8149, 8174, 8175, 8176, 8177, 8178, 8320, 8419)
  • ThinkCentre A50p (type 8192, 8193, 8194, 8195, 8196, 8197, 8432, 8433)
  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8424, 8425)
  • ThinkCentre A51p (type 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8427)
  • ThinkCentre M50 (type 8128, 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190, 8413, 8414, 8415)
  • ThinkCentre M50e (type 8179)
  • ThinkCentre M51 (type 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146)
  • ThinkCentre S50 (type 8086, 8087, 8088, 8092, 8094, 8127, 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417, 8418)
  • ThinkCentre S51 (type 8171, 8172, 8173)

The CD-RW/DVD is configured as a slave device with the hard drive set to master with both devices on the same cable.

DescriptionPart numberField replacement number (FRU)
TSST 48/32/48/16X combo CD-RW/DVD MODEL TS-H292B26K542826K5429


Solution
Two potential workarounds:
  1. Replace the CD-RW/DVD drive with FRU 40Y8903.
    or
  2. Where the system configuration permits, configure the CD-RW/DVD drive as master, either on its own IDE cable or with another optical disc drive as slave.

    Note: A hard drive should not be configured as slave to an optical disc drive master.


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Document ID : HT036470
Legacy Document ID : SF05-D0019
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