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Old 09-26-2006, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got a 2nd CD drive but only one will work at a time

Bought a DVD burner off ebay and it didn't come with any software. Anyways, i hooked it up and it wouldn't work. So i started playing around with the wires. When i unplugged the wire from my original CD drive into my DVD burner it worked. Do i have to configure something in the BIOS to make the computer recognize both of them? Could someone please help me with this.

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Old 09-26-2006, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check the jumpers .. ( the master and slave jumper )
and then check the bios !

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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agreed. set one to Master (MA) and the other to Slave (SL) or set them both to Cable Select (CS)
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're unsure how to change the jumpers, look for these on the back of the CD-ROM:

Just move the little plastic jumper to change them.

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Old 09-27-2006, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys, i did some reasearch and figured it out. Everything works perfectly
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