Problem setting up a cdr-w drive and a dvd/cdr-w drive.

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partymanjohn

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Recently my dvdr/cdr-w drive went out but it still plays dvds but wont burn or anything so i had an extra cdr-w drive. I hook them up to the IDE cable and only 1 of them comes up at a time...it's like when i have them both plug in it reads the slave as master and it blocks out the dvdr drive. when i unplug the slave (cdr-w) it reconizes the dvd drive, can someone help me on what to do cause its becoming fusterating switching back and forth. I didn't have to install any programs for them to work either.
 
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The jumpers are on the end of the CD or DVD drive that has the power and IDE connectors. There are a number of pins with a pin jumper on them. The position of the jumper sets it as Master or Slave. There should be a guide on the CD or DVD drive telling you on which pins to put the jumper. You either need to set one as Master and the other as Slave, or you can set them both to CS which stands for Cable Select. Cable Select means the position on the cable determines which is Master and which is Slave.
 
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