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Solved: Issue with SATA Dvd burner

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryanjoachim, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    So, up till yesterday both my sata HD and dvd burner were both recognized by Vista (and xp) and I was able to use them.

    For some reason the dvd burner is no longer showing up in the bios, at startup, or in the OS. It still has power, but I can't figure out how to bring it back...

    Any ideas?

    Using custom install of Vista (basically ultimate)
     
  2. Specsnow

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    Hi there,

    Do you know the moel number for the drive? It is possible that somehow the firmware was corrupt, amking it unrecognizable. If you download a new firmware image and write it to the drive, that is, if you are able, it could solve your problem.

    Also, I would recommend trying it on a different SATA channel first, just to be sure the channel is not the problem.


    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    Are sata drives hot-swapable?

    Or should I just power down?
     
  4. dustyjay

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    I would power down.
     
  5. Specsnow

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    Definitely power down. Some are swappable and some aren't. it is hard to tell just by looking, so play it safe. =)
     
  6. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    so...changing the sata channel worked...

    But why? why would the original port all of a sudden not work?
     
  7. Specsnow

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    Great! Glad to help.
     
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