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Cd Rom Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MEMPHISMAN95, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. MEMPHISMAN95

    MEMPHISMAN95 Thread Starter

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    I AM PROBLEMS WITH MY CD ROM DRIVE. THE PROBLEM I AM HAVING IS THAT THE CD DRIVE WILL NOT COME ON, IT IS LIKE IT IS GETTING NO POWER GOING TO THE DRIVE AND IT WOULD NOT WORK. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS THE DRIVE ITSELF AND I REPLACED IT WITH A NEW CD DRIVE AND NOW IT WON'T WORK EITHER, COULD THAT BE A PROBLEM WITH THE POWER SUPPLY CABLE, WHAT DO YALL THINK???
     
  2. deuce

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    Check in your bios and make sure that secondary master (if that is where the cd is) recognises a cd device... if not make sure it is set to auto or if that doesn't work set it to cd yourself.
     
  3. brianF

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    You see no power light activity at all, even when you reboot the drive is just dead, the light doesn't flash at all.

    I would certainly try another power supply connector, you should have a spare in the case.

    Other things to check although they wouldn't keep the drive light from flashing

    Drive jumpered correctly on back for location it's installed to, either master or slave, only one master and one slave can be on the same cable.

    Cable connected properly, red stripe on cable goes to pin 1 on both the drive and the cdrom

    Cable connected securely to both.

    Bios set to auto detect or cdrom for the correct channel the drive is installed on.

    Watch the drive when you restart the machine, does the light flicker at all, do you see a message saying initializing device (name and model of your drive )
     
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