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[SOLVED] Creative 52x Cd drive problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lancegoiter, Nov 12, 2001.

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  1. lancegoiter

    lancegoiter Thread Starter

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    Hi, I just put a new cd drive into my computer. It shows up on my device listing, I've removed it and rebooted but no matter what I do I can't get it to respond to anything. It won't eject and just gives me the device not ready message. I'm running Win 98 and everything was working until a day or two ago when my old drive stopped responding. I haven't installed any new software/hardware or anything. It just stopped working. Any tips?
     
  2. Rockn

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    Why would you remove it from the device listing? Have you set the jumpers correctly for master or slave on the cable?
     
  3. brianF

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    First it could be you got a bad drive, those aren't exactly the greatest, either you get a good one or not. My son had one, lasted about 4 months, then same as what your getting now.
    Ended up getting another on warranty, so they do go bad.

    Being that two drives are in question.

    Have you tried replacing the cable it's on, is anything else on that cable or is it all alone.

    Drive jumpered correctly
     
  4. lancegoiter

    lancegoiter Thread Starter

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    You're right, it was the cable. I think I may have unwittingly destroyed my old cd drive when I could have just gotten a new cable... Anyways, thanks for the advice.
     
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