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CD will not eject from optical drive - ThinkCentre A30, A50, A50p, M50, M50e, S50 / ThinkPad T42, T42p, T43, T43p, R50e, R51, R51p, R52, X40, X41

Symptom
After inserting an autorun program CD or DVD, the drive will not eject when the eject button is pressed or when the software eject button on the drive property screen is used.

Affected configurations
Any of the following systems running Microsoft Windows XP, configured with Drive Letter Access (DLA) version 4.95:
  • ThinkCentre A30 (type 2296, 8191, 8198, 8199, 8316, 8434)
  • ThinkCentre A50 (type 8084, 8085, 8089, 8090, 8126, 8147, 8148, 8149, 8174, 8175, 8176, 8177, 8178)
  • ThinkCentre A50p (type 8192, 8193, 8194, 8195, 8196, 8197, 8432, 8433)
  • ThinkCentre M50 (type 8128, 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190, 8413, 8414, 8415)
  • ThinkCentre M50e (type 8179)
  • ThinkCentre S50 (type 8086, 8087, 8088, 8092, 8094, 8127, 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417, 8418, 8429)
  • ThinkPad T42, T42p, T43, T43p, R50e, R51, R51e, R52, X40, X41
Solution
Download and intall the latest version of the DLA software using the links below: Note: Before installing this update, uninstall any previously installed versions of the DLA. See "Uninstalling DLA" in the readme file for the DLA software.

To remove a stuck disc, follow these steps:

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Right click on the CD icon and select Properties

Optical drive properties menu

  1. Open the DLA tab

DLA properties screen shot

  1. Uncheck Enable DLA on your drives.
  2. Click on Apply button.
  3. Recheck Enable DLA on your drives.
  4. Select Apply button again
  5. Disc can now be ejected by using the eject button

Or

If the DLA is not needed:

  1. Uncheck Enable DLA on your drives.
  2. Click on Apply button.
  3. Shutdown and restart the system

  • Alias ID: SF05-D0089
  • Document ID: HT037295
  • Last Updated :17-6-2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo