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*ThinkPad {{T40}}, {{T40p}}, {{T41}}, {{T41p}}, {{T42}}, {{T42p}}, {{T43}}, {{T43p}}
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*[[UltraBase X4]], [[ThinkPad X4 Dock]]
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Revision as of 19:28, 24 February 2007

Ultrabay Slim DVD Multi-Burner Plus

This is an DVD Writer for the Ultrabay Slim. The label on the drive reads "DVD MULTI +".


  • Read capabilities
    • CD-ROM
    • DVD-ROM
  • Write capabilities
    • CD-R (24x)
    • CD-RW (10x)
    • DVD-R (2x)
    • DVD-RW (2x)
    • DVD-RAM
    • DVD+R (2.4x)
    • DVD+RW (2.4x)

UltraBay Slim Optical Drive

Actual Drives

  • Matshita UJ-822S

IBM Partnumbers

  • Order PN: 73P3342 (curved bezel)
  • FRU PN: 39T2507
  • ASM PN: 39T2570

Linux Support

If connected at boot time, the drive is /dev/hdc.

Problem reading video DVDs

When playing a region-coded video DVD for the first time using a Linux player, you may get errors such as the following:

libdvdread: Invalid IFO for VMGM (VIDEO_TS.IFO)

This is caused by the DVD driver's region never having been set. Use regionset to set some region and retry. It is important that you choose the correct region code, as you will NOT be able to read any other regions, and you can only change the region 4 times before it becomes permanant.

With older drives you could use libdvdread to bypass a drives region restrictions, but this no longer works with most modern drives, particularly those from Matshita.

Supported with


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