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  • Slimline DVD drive... Some help needed.

    Basically, I've had this slimline tray load DVD drive sitting around for awhile. I've got the IDE adapter for it already. When I hook it up, and connect it to the power/pc (using IDE cable) and boot, my BIOS does not pick the drive up, and neither does Windows. I know sometimes the problem is a flipped IDE cable, but it is correct on mine. I also notice that the drive I have is cable-select only... Any ideas what I need to do to get this thing to be recognized?

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    Originally posted by temposs
    Basically, I've had this slimline tray load DVD drive sitting around for awhile. I've got the IDE adapter for it already. When I hook it up, and connect it to the power/pc (using IDE cable) and boot, my BIOS does not pick the drive up, and neither does Windows. I know sometimes the problem is a flipped IDE cable, but it is correct on mine. I also notice that the drive I have is cable-select only... Any ideas what I need to do to get this thing to be recognized?
    I think you have to set any other drives on the same IDE cahnnel to CS as well.
    Not sure on that, but I remember having issues with a CS drive before.
    Could be too, that your drive is dead.

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      I actually had the same problem, and it was the adaptor that was problematic. I put the drive into my laptop, and worked fine, so it wasn't the drive. The connections were good. It stumped me for a while because I thought, "How the hell can something so basic as taking one slot and making it into 3 groups of pins ever be to blame??". Bought another for like $5-$10 and works like a charm. I suggest putting the drive in a laptop to bypass the adapter and see if it works. I fit doesn't, u need a drive!
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