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Solved: dvd-rom hell

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  1. hangman75200

    hangman75200 Thread Starter

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    i picked up a used dvd-rom, installed it , and cussed it.
    my comp picked it up and installed the drivers for it fine.
    hardware manager says it works fine, but it wont read any disks.
    keep getting please insert disk. i dont know the name of the drive,
    but model # is dm166d.
    i never used dvd-rom before any help would a great thing.

    by the way im running winxp home if thats maters.
    866mhz proc.
    448 mb ram
    on a-open machine.
     
  2. Triple6

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    How did you set up the jumpers on the back of the drive?

    If the drive is the only drive on the IDe cable then set the jumper to MASTER. If there are two drives on the same IDE cable then one drive needs to be set as Master and the other as Slave.
     
  3. hangman75200

    hangman75200 Thread Starter

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    its on line with my burner . i set to slave .
    what next?
     
  4. Triple6

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    Is the burner set to master?

    Try the DVD player all by itself on the cable. Does it not read DVD's or not even CD's?

    Also go into the BIOS setup and make sure the drive is detected, I mean the IDE Slave device is not to set to NONE - I've seen it set to none an yet the drive can still function so its wiorth a check.
     
  5. hangman75200

    hangman75200 Thread Starter

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    dont work by its self either yes it is in bois. no it wont read any disks ,ive tried
    every disk i have .dvd, cd-r ,cd ,every thing.

    can the laser (eye, needle, or what ever it is ) go out?
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    You said you picked it up used. Do you know if it even worked?
     
  7. hangman75200

    hangman75200 Thread Starter

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    nope thats why im here to see if maybe im doing somthing wrong or if it is a piece of s**t. probably need to through it away and buy a new one but i though it would be worth a try.
     
  8. Triple6

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    It might be a bad drive.
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Well, at the price of a new one, I wouldn't waste too much time with it. If it won't read any disks, it's probably a goner. Hopefully when you said you picked it up, you really meant that. Hope you didn't pay anything for it.
     
  10. hangman75200

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    well i guess that solves it time to get new one. thank all of you very much.
    and no i didnt pay for it. in a box of stuff i traded for.
    thanks again!!!!!
     
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