We have a 6 month old IBM ThinkPad T22. The DVD player worked originally, but now it won’t. I have tried several brands of DVD Players with several DVD’s, notably PowerDVD and Easy-DVD-Player.
PowerDVD gives me an error 89030000 and Easy-DVD-Player tells me that the DVD’s region code is incompatible with this DVD. Both are set to 1.
The DVD-ROM is a Hitachi GD-S200.
I’m no hacker, nor have I ever even burned a CD or DVD on this computer.
I can play an audio CD on this device with no problem, so I know it sees it.
I have upgraded the computer to the latest version of BIOS.
I can’t update the firmware on the drive itself because the only update I can find requires you to create a bootable floppy to patch the DVD firmware. This is impossible on my laptop since it only has one bay. I could boot the floppy, but there’d be no DVD to apply the patch too.
Any help or even wildass ideas would be appreciated.