Is this a power supply problem?
(Win 98SE - Intel Celeron 3.2 ghz - 512 mb)
I'm having a problem with the CD drives on my PC. It says that they're detected on the power on self test at start up... but no blinking lights, no motor sounds, trays don't open, clicking on them in My Computer just says "drive not accessible - device is not ready". Removing them in device manager, disconnecting the cables, restarting doesn't help. It auto detects them...but they're both still dead.
I checked with a voltmeter, and there is voltage at the power plugs going into each drive. Red-Black1 5.2v, Red-Black2 5.2v, Red-Yellow 6.9v, Yellow-Black1 12.04v. Even so, my guess is it's the power supply, because it does hiccup on start up. A few seconds after power is turned on, everything goes totally dead for 4 seconds (including power supply fan)...then it starts normally. Also, wouldn't the trays operate in any event if there was power? Any possibilities I'm overlooking before I change the power supply? Thanks in advance!