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Windows 7: How to connect CD Drive to Lenovo M53 Thinkcentre?

23 Sep 2015   #1

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How to connect CD Drive to Lenovo M53 Thinkcentre?

This forum was a tremendous help to me when my laptop had serious problems after 2 years. Long story that I won't repeat.

I now own a Lenovo M53 Thinkcentre Desktop (I couldn't help laughing when I opened the box and saw it's actual size). I'm so used to desktops having a CD drive that it completely slipped by me that the M53 does not have one. I learned from this forum about covers for hard drives to use them externally and bought one for the HD that I removed from my laptop. I also removed the CD drive and was told by Lenovo that the CD drive does not require a cover, I would just connect it via usb.

There is no usb port on this drive, so how would I connect it to my M53 so I can install my software? Thank you. Jane

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23 Sep 2015   #2

10 Pro x64

Can you list the model on the cd drive, that is odd that it would accept usb without an adapter I think they were confused. EDIT: is this your drive? Lenovo N580 N585 DVD-RW SATA Optical Drive DS-8A8SH 11S45N7592 45N7592 Black: Computers & Accessories if so you need something like this. USB 2.0 to 7+6 13 Pin Slimline Slim SATA II Laptop CD/DVD Drive Adapter Cable: Computers & Accessories
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23 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7

Hi, yes, that was my old laptop. Model no. DS-8A9SH27C. Also, I am having trouble downloading windows updates. Keep getting the message error code 800702ee2. Can you or someone help with that, too? I'm using my Kindle fire since I cannot connect to the internet with the desktop, even though it shows I am connected. Thanks.
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23 Sep 2015   #4

10 Pro x64

On the desktop hit start then open cmd.exe (type it in the search bar) and then put in ipconfig /all and paste the results from it on here please. Also look in your device manger and see if you have any yellow triangles on anything.
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23 Sep 2015   #5

Windows 7

Thanks for getting back to me. I contacted Lenovo and they couldn't help. Rep said it is defective (brand new) and to return it. So, I am doing that and getting a replacement or would you recommend another desktop altogether? In the meantime, I will order that adapter cable for the optical drive if I buy another M53. Thanks.
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23 Sep 2015   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You might review this for the error
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