cd /dvd drive dont work

  neo1 22:54 22 Mar 2005

hi ive got an emachines 550 running xp and the cd/dvd drive SAMSUNG CDRW DVD SM 308B
has stopped working when a cd is inserted the green light just flashes but does not auto run?and a couple of times the icon in my computer also dissapears any ideas how to get it running again ive tried several program cd but none work thanks for any help in advance

  Totally-braindead 23:06 22 Mar 2005

If the drive is missing from My Computer then check the IDE cable inside the computer as its probably just come loose and needs pushed back into place. The IDE cable is the flat ribbon cable that leads from the motherboard to the CD/DVD drive.

  neo1 23:08 22 Mar 2005

when i rebooted the drive reapeared in my computer folder ???

  Totally-braindead 02:04 23 Mar 2005

Could just be a bad connection, check the leads fully plugged in.

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