I upgraded a normal CD drive to a CD-RW drive on my brothers PC.
All worked well at first and there was no problem.
Yesterday when he turned the computer on there appeared to be no power going to the drive (when you pressed the drive open button nothing happened). Windows started but did not run correctly (you could see the windows screen and move the mouse pointer but could not click on anything that would produce a response).
So, my brother opened his PC and replaced the power wire feeding the CD-RW drive. When he turned his PC on again all was well. Must have just been a dodgy wire I thought.
However, he has just informed me that exactly the same thing happened again last night.