My Sony DVD-ROM drive stopped working last week, which I'm pretty sure was as a result of coins being in there that messed with the reader. Don't even ask, I have a 2-year old son
Anyway, I bought a new one, which I thought was exactly the same one as I made sure to get one with the exact same model number. So it arrived today and looks pretty much exactly the same except it is ever so slightly longer and has a different model number. Apart from that though, it looks exactly the same so I would have thought I'd have no issues with compatibility.
I put the new one in and connected it up etc but when booting up I got 3 beeps and an error message something like "AUTI incompatible". Might not have been that exact message but it was something along those lines. I put this new one in the same way as the old one was, which was by connecting the DC input to it and the interface connector to it. Do I have to get into the BIOS to change something? Or is there a chance this DVD drive simply ISN'T compatible? Seems ridiculous to me but I've had so many problems with this computer it wouldn't suprise me. All help much appreciated.