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Rob12345

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Hi,
Hope someone will be able to help me with a problem i'm having.
Up until recently my CD-rom drive has been working fine - did everything it was supposed to do.
Now, however, it will not play a CD and nor is it listed in My Computer folder. I can no longer find any recognition of it on my computer but it is still plugged in as it opens and even makes the right noises as if it is trying to load a CD when I put one in.
No idea what could be wrong with it. On a (most likely) unrelated matter I recently sent my comp in for repair because the power supply failed - I only noticed the problem with the CD drive after this but I doubt the problems are connected.

Not sure what make the drive is but it is also for playing DVDs if that helps.

Specs: Using windows 2000 professional
ASUS motherboard
516SDD ram (or summat like that)

Anything else you need to know just let me know,
Thanks

Any feedback would be much appreciated
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Hi Rob12345,
Have you opened the PC to see if the IDE cable is securely connected to th CDROM and the Motherboard??
Right click on My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager.
Click the plus by DVD/CDROM drives.
Do you see and Yellow circles with ! in them by the CDROM??
It is possible the CDROM was affected by the power supply going out as well, but check these things out first!!

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Ok now I feel stupid for not checking sooner but yeah the cable was not plugged in properly. I assumed that because it still had power it must be plugged in but there is more than one cable!

Thanks very much for the help.
Much appreciated
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Your welcome !!
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same problems .. need bit of sense
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