CD drive not working

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reganator88

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Alright here's the deal. I recently bought a new cd drive. When I went to install it it didn't work so I took it back. The the next time I started my computer up the drive didn't work and when I opened up My Computer it wasn't even in there. I tried to reinstall my drive but it didn't have its brand and I didn't have a disk. The drive wont open so I cant reboot my computer. Maybe you can help. The drive brand is Samsung.
 
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Huh? You bought a cd drive it didn't work, so you took it back and exchanged it for another? Or did you replace the old one.

Sounds like the jumpers aren't set correctly. What did you set them to?
 
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Is it an external or internal drive?
If it is internal, you need to make sure the jumpers are set correctly.

If it is internal, did you set it on the same IDE cable as the hard drive, or maybe another cd rom drive? Is it on its own IDE cable?


Looks like you were a lil bit faster then me ;)
 

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I was trying to use the original drive that my computer came with. But for some reason it wasn't there.
 

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My drive was internal and had everything connected right but it seemed as though it had no power or something.
 
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make sure all your connections are correct and secure, you should have three connections.

Power

IDE cable

sound
 
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