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You DO NOT need to install specific device drivers. Your drive uses generic drivers that are automatically installed by Windows.
Apparently the Thinkpad R40/R40e series has an Ultrabay Plus device bay.
A CD, or DVD, or CD-RW/DVD drive module can be installed in it, or an adapter for an additional hard drive can be installed in it.
- The Ultrabay Plus "Device Bay" must be ENABLED in the "ThinkPad(R) Configuration Program".
- The "ThinkPad(R) Configuration Program" must be installed (ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 98/2000/XP - see below).
- The device must be plugged all the way into the bay.
Sometimes the device may need to be unplugged then plugged in again to get a good connection
Hardware Maintenance Manual (March 2004) - ThinkPad R40/e
(The manual itself)
or - from a source in Australia - seems to be identical
(Click on the floppy icon at left in the top bar of Adobe Acrobat Reader to save the manual to your computer.)
Page 69 - 1020 Ultrabay Plus Device
How to pop out the device in the bay
Ultrabay Plus bay
Page 131, 132
On page 132
- 5 is Ultrabay Plus latch
- 7 is Ultrabay Plus device eject lever
Access IBM online User's Guide for Windows 2000/XP - ThinkPad R40
English download is the lower one
The following step is needed to activate the "ThinkPad" button located in the upper left hand corner of the system keyboard. This button will launch the Access ThinkPad application.
•Before installing the Access ThinkPad package, the ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 98/2000/XP
and the ThinkPad Hot Key Utility
must be installed
Download the aibm-r402681-en.exe file
Double click on the download - extracts to C:\Drivers\AIBM_PKG folder by default
Go to where the files were extracted.
Double click on Setup in that folder - installs to C:\Program Files\IBM\AccessIBM folder by default.
Go to where the files were installed
Double click on the aibm.exe icon
(or - press "the "ThinkPad" button located in the upper left hand corner of the system keyboard".)
Keyword Search for: hot swap
Double click on the highlighted hot swap
Pictures and text there - here's most of the the text....
To check whether hot swap is enabled, do as follows:
Start the ThinkPad(R) Configuration Program.
Click Device Bay.
Make sure that the display shows Enable. If it does not, select Enable from the dropdown menu, and restart your computer to make the change effective.
To hot-swap the Ultrabay Plus device, do as follows:
Slide the bay latch (1) to pop out the handle.
Attention: Make sure that when the handle pops out, the bay status indicator (2) is off and the pop-up window comes up, telling you that it is ready for replacing the device.
Pull the handle until it stops (1); then pull out the Ultrabay Plus device (2).
Insert the replaceable device into the bay; then press the device firmly into the connector.
Return the handle to its place by pressing it in. You can use the computer when the bay status indicator becomes on. (In Windows(R) 98, a pop-up window comes up, telling you that the process of replacing the device is complete.)
Note: Press the handle to make sure that it is housed in position. If it is improperly housed, it might be vulnerable to damage.
Also, if you didn't already know....
From the Hardware Maintenance Manual
Power on the computer by pressing and holding F1
Enter the SVP - the IBM Bios Setup Utility Menu appears
(There is no Device Bay setting mentioned for the Bios Setup in either manual.)