Cd Rom, transfer failed. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Default Cd Rom, transfer failed.

I have ported two Cd Roms over to a computer I just recently started building. I power it up, everything worked fine, went to open the Cd Roms and nieter would open, so I checked around and many people were saying it might be the ejection system that is broken. So I manually opened it using the small pin and lo and behold, nothing, nothing is broken or wrong with the Cd roms. Now only moments before I had completed the port over, the Cd roms worked fine.

Anyone have ANY clue why this isn't working?

-Alecrein irritated and annoyed.

Alecrein is offline  
Old 03-11-2005, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3


Getting impatient, I'm sure that problems with an Xbox reign over an actually, common problem with a Cd Rom.

Alecrein is offline  
Old 03-11-2005, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

If CD ROM's get power and are allowed to open, they open.

Unplug the IDE cable, and test the 4 pin molex conntected to the CD Drive. If it's getting power, keep the IDE cable unplugged and see if it opens.

If it opens, it's alright. If it's not open, your CD ROM is buggered.

And, dont get impatient. We are giving free advice and can help you or not help you at our discretion.

And if the CD-ROM's are both bad, i betya you fried them with a crappy power supply.
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 03-11-2005, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 441

Chances are, neither of them are broken but something is wrong somewhere.

To start with, remove one of the drives completely from the system. When you can get the remaining drive to work, you can add the other one back in.

With the drive thats left connected, set the jumper configuration on that drive to master (I am assuming that both CD drives were on the same cable) and connect it to the end of the ribbon cable.

Clear the bios first then boot the system, go into the bios & let it autodetect the drives. If it won't detect the CD drive, check the ribbon cable is inserted correctly.

If it does detect the drive correctly, make sure you can eject the tray. Then add the second drive back in (set to slave & on the middle connector of cable)
Samm is offline  
Old 03-11-2005, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 501
Send a message via AIM to ApM Send a message via Yahoo to ApM

To check the power supply connectors (4 pin molex) get a spare fan and plug one of the 4pin molex connectors into the fan and see if it powers up and if it does then theres nothing wrong with that connector repeat the process to ensure all the connectors are working.

Check see if the PSU wiring is correct it goes something like Red, Black, Black, Yellow and I'm looking at it as though you are going to plug it in *This is only going to be wrong if you have made some alters to your cabling, unless the manuactor has set it up wrong, highly dought it"

Also when you are powering up your system check see if there is any power running through the drive by looking at the LED ligh see if it lights up in anyway, if it does you know that it is reciving power.

If all the above fail's, including other replys, open up the CD-Drives and look around see if you notice any faults anything which doesn't look right.

* I know - I've just had that same problem with my CD drives that wouldn't boot up i tryed 4 days trying to figure out what was wrong with them since i had a new mobo & hdd in the end i took it apart and found that it had burnt out somehow and problem solved.
ApM is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.