just out of interest, when i fitted a new HDD in my inspiron could not get that to work, emailed seagate and half an hour later they replied, I had not prised the pin terminal off the end and fitted it to the new one..done that, and it was up and running............
There is something really odd going on! I inserted the original faulty CD drive again - and it worked perfectly - but just once! It is only recognised very occasionally - and usually does not show up on 'my computer'- though it spins briefly each time it is inserted!
The new one doesn't show up at all - or appear to exist when inseerted..
More wisdom please!
Thanks to yu all who have tried to help - greatly appreciated!
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