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I have a new cdrom but when I plug it in my computer won't even turn on. Does this have something to do with my power supply? I've had a dvd cdrom and a cdrw drive in it. I took out the cdrw put it in different computer an tried putting the other in an that's what happens. It just won't let the computer even turn on.
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If you're inserting the new CDROM in the exact same place on the ribbon cable that the CDRW was connected to, then check the jumper configuration.
ie Look at the rear of the CDRW & see whether its set to Master/Slave or CS. Then configure the new CDROM to be the same.

Also, not being funny but make sure the ribbon cable is inserted the right way round.

Let me know how you get on
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