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Matshita dvd-ram UJ870QJ master/slave setting


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Hi

I have a problem with the Matshita dvd-ram UJ870QJ master/slave setting

I need to set it to master can anyone help?

so my laptop will boot from it
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cant you just change the boot order in the bios?

save you changing the master/slave settings?

if you do have to change the master/slave settings i think you will need to remove the drive, and there are pins on the back that correspond to master and slave. pull it out of slave and put it into master!

hope that helps

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my laptop bios has no master /slave option

and there are no pins on the out side of the drive

I think there is a solder jumper inside

I just dot know witch one ?

drive works in widows great

the bios needs it to be set to master to boot off

and to stop the 10 min wait for the error message to come up before booting up


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Edited by bshep45, 16 May 2008 - 08:15 PM.

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mm i havnt dealt with laptops master/slave setting before, but if it is anything like a desktop they the jumper should not be a solder, it should be a pin that can be removed, and the sockets should be marked so that you know what the setting is on. at the moment it sounds like you best bet to remove the drive and check what is going on with the solder or sockets at the back.

are you sure you cant change the boot order in the bios. sounds to me as though it is set HDD 1. and CD 2. surely you can change that to CD 1. and HDD 2. ???

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Hi all

any body out there know how to change this uj870qj dvd drive from cable select to Master ?

it's a laptop drive dose not have jumpers
my laptop a Toshiba M30se will only accept a drive set to master [no options to change it]
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Normally laptop HDDs are master by default with no real option to tell them otherwise, as the majority of laptops just assume that the HDD is master and a CD unit is slave. Cable Select does the job by itself.

Have you tried another hard drive in this laptop as you say the drive works fine outside of the laptop?
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Hi

thanks for the input



I wish it was that easy

My original dvd drive stopped working

so I brought on off ebay matshita uj870qj
through a misunderstanding I assumed this drive would work in my laptop Toshiba M30SE

and it dose work in my laptop buy I have to wait 5>10 min for an error message ide#2 master failure before it will bootup

then every thing works fine dvd burner works in windows

it's just that if I ever need to boot from disk it will not boot from disk


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