? How reading CD R/W on my ThinkPad R31

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#1

Hello all,
Is there a util or trick so I can read my R/W CD's, prepared on my main pc with a CD R/W, also on my IBM ThinkPad R31 laptop, that has a "plain CD"?

Thanks for supporting tips

Jan L.F. Bos
jlfbos@iclass.nl


#2

If your thinkpad R31 CD Player cannot read CD-RW discs. AFAIK ; It’ll never will , not even with a firmware upgrade ; Contact IBM about it.


#3

If you write the disk with DirectCD 5.1 or simply download the latest version of Adaptec UDF Reader and install on your Thinkpad it most likely will be able to read a cdrw.


#4

Installing a piece of software will not make the drive able to read CD/RW discs. The hardware simply doesn’t support reading these discs.


#5

Let me clarify-------If the disk is wrote with DirectCD and you install the udf reader from it or download a version and install , then the drive will most likely be able to read the disk.


#6

I think that is why I said “most likely”. I have a Samsung cdrom made in 1999 that can read cdrw’s with the udf reader.