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disable dvd drive?

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by lmbgm, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. lmbgm

    lmbgm Notebook Guru

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    Is there a way to disable the dvd drive button?

    I've found that I accidentally hit the button all the time when I have it on my lap. I was on a flight the other day and it kept hitting the arm rest, eventually, I just stopped putting the tray back in.
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    Are you talking about the eject button?

    If it is a ThinkPad you can just remove it when you don't need it and pop it back in.
     
  3. lmbgm

    lmbgm Notebook Guru

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    yes its a T420

    hmm, I suppose I could just remove it but then there would just be a big hole, I suppose I can get an empty bay (or battery).

    It would be nice to be able to just disable the button so I can still have the drive with me in case I do need it.
     
  4. claudehl

    claudehl Notebook Geek

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    Have power management disable the drive. Re-power the drive when needed. Saves power and will prevent this unwanted eject.

    C.
     
  5. AESdecryption

    AESdecryption Notebook Evangelist

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    If you have Windows 7, you could do this to your computer.

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    1. Go to the Start Menu (Windows icon on your taskbar).

    2. Right-click on Computer (it is above Control Panel).

    3. Click Manage from the list that appears.

    4. Look for Device Manager and click on it.

    5. Look at the DVD/CD-ROM Drives and expand it.

    6. Choose the drive you want to disable by right clicking on it.

    7. Choose Disable.

    8. You've done it!

    Optional: Right click on the disabled drive to reveal "Enable" and choose it if you want to use the drive again.
     
  6. edwabr123

    edwabr123 Newbie

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    I wrote LockCD application after giving up on finding a properly functioning software that would lock the CD ROM eject button which i hit quite frequently on my Lenovo T520 laptop. The main problem with the software found over the internet was that it wouldn't retain the lock state after Sleep/Resume. I made it freely available at LockCD / Wiki / Home
     

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