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Old 11-21-2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, for some reason my computer isnt detecting my dvd drive at least my BIOS isnt. Well, when I boot up I get a POST error saying it isnt there. Well, I continue to load windows go into device manager and it says its there. I then go into everest it also says its there. But the problem is when I go to open the dvd drive it dosent open I cant figure it out. I have tryed several different ide cables, several power cables but nothing is working. Any ideas? I really need to use it to burn some music because I'm leaving tomorrow for the holidays and I need my music while on the plane. Help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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have you tried opening the computer up and making sure that your drive's IDE and power connections are secure? Also take a quick look at the jumpers.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have tried the cables but im gonna make sure the jumper is right
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Has it ever worked?
You could try switching from master/slave to cable select or vice versa as well. Some drives are rediculous like that
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Yes it has worked before
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