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#1 XskullgobletX

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:01 PM

I have just completed building my computer and everything powers up just fine exept for the DVD drive. When the IDE cable is plugged into the drive nothing happens but when it is not plugged in the drive will open and close like normal. When I plug my monitor nothing happens I figgure i just need to put in the windows disk but I cannot because of the above problem.

thanks for all the help.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:59 AM

Is your hard drive on the same IDE? If so, did you set the jumpers so that the hard drive is master and the DVD slave? :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:18 AM

my hdd is sata and optical is ide.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:31 AM

Make sure that the BLUE end of the ide cable is plugged in to the mainboard, and that the drive is set to master or cable select. Also, make sure the drive is plugged in to the END connector of the cable.
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