Got new IDE Converter for DVD Drive but have no

  clacton0 18:04 18 Feb 2011


Got new IDE Converter for my DVD Drive but don't seem to have no power going to the drive even though the converter light is green.

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And this is my bios

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Does anyone know why I have no power please?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:56 18 Feb 2011

Shouldn't you have a power cable from PSU to the drive?

  ashdav 18:56 18 Feb 2011

You've connected a power cable to the converter to let it work but you also need a power cable to the drive itself.

  ashdav 18:57 18 Feb 2011

You won!

  clacton0 19:19 18 Feb 2011


I connected the power lead but still no difference.
If I take the IDE cable out it will come on though.

  GaT7 20:06 18 Feb 2011

I have a similar one that will not work with 'newer' motherboards.

What's you motherboard make & model?

And where did you buy the adapter from? G

  clacton0 22:24 18 Feb 2011


Its a H67MP Series and the converter I got from a local shop today.

Just says FG ADSAIDE S3811-1A1-BC21

And the DVD is a NEC DVD±RW AD-5170

  clacton0 23:12 18 Feb 2011

If I cannot get the converter working by tomorrow I might just take it back to the shop and try a new SATA DVD Rom in steed.

I only have this one drive so cannot check another one.

  GaT7 10:50 19 Feb 2011

That's a very new motherboard, isn't it? My one will only work with a S939 motherboard (circa 2004/5?) & earlier.

Yes, a SATA optical drive is the way to go, especially as they are so cheap these days - here's one for just over £11 delivered from Play click here. More choice for only a little extra: click here, click here, click here & click here. G

  clacton0 16:41 19 Feb 2011

I got a Samsung SH-S223 and have been able to put Windows 7 64 bit on my machine now.

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