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Hai- dvd drive messed up


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LouiseMorris

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Hai again.. well my dvd drive has been messed up for ages and i finally gonna admit defeat and ask for help..

Well its a Pioneer dvd-rom dvd-113.. and i installed it myself (heh prob why it so messed up :blink: )..

It does open and close.. so it seems to be connected correctly internally, but it will not read any kind of disc put in. I've checked and reinstalled the drivers, even checked for updates.. but it doesn't seem to help.

When i mean it won't read any type of disc i mean, even the busy light won't flash, it constantly thinks its empty...

umm hope thats enuff info to help, i'll stay online for a while.. if any1 can help i'd b very grateful :whistling:
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nevets68

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Hi -


When you go into MY COMPUTER...is the DVD drive listed?
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LouiseMorris

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yep its listed, just won't read any cd's
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Hi

Have you tried inserting ordinary CDs (instead if DVDs) into the drive? Does it read them?

If it wont read CD either then please try the following :

1) Power off the machine

2) open up the case

3) Without touching the motherboard etc if possible, can you check the ribbon cable connections. Check that the cable is fully & evenly inserted into the rear of the DVD drive & also into the motherboard at the other end. Check this by pressing firmly on the top of the plastic connector on each end of the ribbon cable. Start by pressing on one side (eg left side) of the connector, then the opposite side (right side).

If this still doesn't help, then please let me know the following things:

Do you have any other optical drives installed?

When you installed the DVD drive, did you place it on the primary or secondary IDE controller (ribbon cable)?
Is it jumpered as Master/Slave or CS?
Does it share the ribbon cable with another drive (optical or hard drive)?
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