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Cannot write to CD-R or CD-RW media and cannot read DVD+R Dual-Layer media - ThinkCentre / NetVista

Symptom
When you attempt to write to any CD-R or CD-RW disc, or when you attempt to read any DVD+R Dual-Layer media, the attempt fails.

Affected configurations
Any of the following systems configured with the CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo optical drive HLDS (Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc.) GCC-4481B, FRU# 26K5379:
  • ThinkCentre A30 (type 8191, 8198, 8199)
  • ThinkCentre A50 (type 8084, 8085, 8147, 8148, 8149, 8175, 8176, 8320, 8419)
  • ThinkCentre A50p (type 8193, 8194, 8195, 8196, 8432, 8433)
  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8122, 8123, 8124, 8131, 8134, 8135, 8136, 8137, 8138, 8424, 8425, 9212)
  • ThinkCentre A51p (type 8420, 8421, 8422, 8423, 8427)
  • ThinkCentre M50 (type 8185, 8186, 8187, 8188, 8189, 8190)
  • ThinkCentre M51 (type 8141, 8142, 8143, 8144, 8145, 8146)
  • ThinkCentre M51e (type 9213)
  • ThinkCentre S50 (type 8183, 8184, 8416, 8417)
  • ThinkCentre S51 (type 8171, 8172, 8173)
  • NetVista (type 2292, 6274, 6339, 6341, 6342, 6343, 6346, 6347,6348, 6349, 6350, 6559, 6645, 6790, 6791, 6792, 6793, 6794, 6795, 6823, 6825, 6830, 6831, 8301, 8303, 8304, 8305, 8306, 8307, 8310, 8311, 8312, 8313, 8314, 8315)

Solution
Update the CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive firmware

Please refer to the accompanying text file for installation instructions for this update.

Note: The driver corrects some problems with the drive writting to CD-R and CD-RW discs. It also has some improvements to provide the drive with the ability to read DVD+R Dual-Layer media, however the drive was never intended to be able to read DVD+R Dual-Layer media. The firmware update is provided "AS-IS" on a best effort basis. There is no guarantee that after updating to this firmware, that the drive will be able to read all types of DVD+R Dual-Layer media.

 


  • Alias ID: SF05-D0063
  • Document ID: HT035562
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo