Lenovo 3000 n200 optical drive problems

Lorenzo Luengo lluengo at dgeo.udec.cl
Wed Dec 10 20:01:36 UTC 2008

squareyes escribió:
> Hi all,
> does anyone on this list a fully functional Lenovo 3000 n200 laptop?
> Mine has never had a properly working optical drive. Will install 
> operating systems then doesn't exist in either Win XP or Ubuntu.
> Been in touch with Lenovo techs a number of times, different answers 
> each time.
> 1.Update bios
> 2.Install Win XP drivers (Don't seem to be any)
> 3.Sent me a new drive same problems (Sent it back)
> 4.My fault as original image not still on machine, sent me Recovery CD's 
> Won't recover, Vista gets to welcome page then shuts down in a loop.
> 5. Sent machine to Lenovo, was told nothing wrong with it, but at last 
> optical drive working. Shrunk Vista and installed Ubuntu 8.04, optical 
> drive now gone again, in both Vista and Ubuntu.
> 6. Rang Lenovo and was told optical drive will only work with Vista even 
> though they have for sale WinXP recovery CD's
> As this is NOT mentioned at point of sale if indeed it is correct, 
> doesn't this breach anti trust laws?
Have you tried upgrading/downgrading firmware for your drive? Once i had 
a drive that didn't want to record any dvd, after upgrading firmware it did.
> Would be very interested to hear if anyone has one of these machines 
> working correctly, and if so,
> just how did they get it working, or should we  avoid this machine?  
> Lenovo forums seem to have numerous optical
> drive problems listed.
> Don't really want Vista, but will keep it if it means I can get Ubuntu 
> running successfully.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Take Care
> Winton

Lorenzo Luengo Contreras
Administrador de Sistemas DGEO
Universidad de Concepción
Concepción - Chile

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