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Windows tech support confirmed it was not a software problem. Here's where I stand. Before just now, the disc drive would open, the power light would come on, and it would take discs, but Windows would not acknowledge that I had a disc drive.
So I opened it up and saw that the power and sata cables were properly in place, but I gave it a different output from the power source, and put the sata cable in a different slot on the motherboard.
NOW, Windows STILL doesn't acknowledge my disc drive, and the disc drive very quickly closes on it's own without the button being pressed.
I've actually had this problem for a year now, it's just that I've RARELY had to use discs until now. Funny thing is though, I'm pretty sure I installed Windows 8 using this disc drive.
Can anyone help? I can take pictures of the insides if it helps.
Edit- I tried downloading this, but it says "error, no disk drive detected" http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_2..._JL03.EXE.html
It's like Windows doesn't even acknowledge it's existence.