Installing DVD rewriter

  paul654 20:05 05 Jan 2005

Just bought a Dvd Rewriter, its an NEC 3520 (OEM) so its come without any software, cables or drivers. I already use a Sony Cdr. Is it just a straight forward swap, will Windows automatically detect my new drive ? Sorry If I sound like a newbie but its the first time I,ve done this and there are no instructions with the new drive.
I'm running Windows XP (SP2).
Nero 6 Ultra

  JIM 20:07 05 Jan 2005

Straight swap,just check the jumpers /block is the same on the new as the old ,before fitting.

  ACOLYTE 20:08 05 Jan 2005

OPen case put dvd drive on topmost IDE connecter on cable set jumper on the back of dvd to master,put the other cd on the other slot on the cable set the jumper on that to slave put the drives back in pc,put case back and boot up,that should do it.Make sure you earth yourself first.

  JIM 20:10 05 Jan 2005

all there.

click here

  kpr 20:12 05 Jan 2005

I installed an NEC3500 2 weeks ago. I removed my CD rewriter and used the same cable and jumper settings for the dvd rewriter. Only problem that I encountered was that my PC continually rebooted. Problem was due to me having an old version of Nero which when uninstalled fixed the problem. I am now using free software to do what Nero used to do and have just successfully backed up my first dvd with no problems.
I am using DVD shrink and CdBurnerXp Pro (Both free downloads)

  paul654 21:01 05 Jan 2005

Thanx folks
Just installed drive probs, Crikey THE DUST !!! Gonna have to get the back off the pc more often...found potatoes growing.

  JIM 21:39 05 Jan 2005

Enjoy the hardware,dust! that's part of it.(cleaning it):)

  SEASHANTY 22:30 05 Jan 2005

If your installed Nero programme came with the original Sony CDR as an OEM copy then you may find that it will not work with the new NEC drive. Found out that Nero would not burn when I swapped the Sony CDR for a higher speed TDK CDR.

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