LANCER8725 20:30 28 Aug 2003

Can anybody help, my DVD & CD ROM seem to have disappeared from my compter. The DVD door will open but the CD ROM will not.

  xania 20:42 28 Aug 2003

When you first boot up, is either or both seen by the BIOS. If not, suspect either the cable or the IDE channel. Check all connectors, both power and IDE on both and make sure you have no bent or broken pins. Next, see what happens if you only have one as the master. One or other of the drives (I don't believe in coincidences but it COULD be both) could have failed.

Next try attaching one as slave to HD and see if its seen. If this brings it to life, it will indicate a mobo problem.

Happy hunting!!

  wags 20:50 28 Aug 2003

I had the same thing with my DVD drive and the remedy was to buy a new one...it was dead

  LANCER8725 21:11 28 Aug 2003

Thank you Xania bent pin.

Best Regards

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