I have a Lenovo T410 laptop. I tried putting in a CD- the drive spins up for a few seconds, and then nothing. MyComputer says: "Drive is powered off. To turn on the optical drive, press the eject button on the optical drive"
Tried this a couple of times, same result. The option to Power On the drive from MyComputer doesn't do anything, either. I'm running on AC power- thought it might be a power settings issue, but can't find anything on the power manager about it.
Tried going to systems, hardware. The drive is listed there, and the status says the device is working properly.