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#1 cattch08

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:05 PM

Medion replaced one of my cd drives now neither of them id showing in my computer tried microsoft fix but no good can anyone help please im on xp home

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

Open the case and make sure the cable is plugged into the units and the motherboard or take it back. They should guarantee their work
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

Have found problem the prat who fitted the cd rom had both of the jumper settings the same i changed one now all ok

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:43 AM

Have found problem the prat who fitted the cd rom had both of the jumper settings the same i changed one now all ok



Default for CD/DVD Drives is Slave, fitting a New one, on top, jumper needs it to be set to Primary.

Just to tidy up?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:47 AM

both jumpers where set to righ hand side so put bottom one in the middle now seems ok

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:02 AM

both jumpers where set to righ hand side so put bottom one in the middle now seems ok


It applies to either one?

Both together on the same setting make a Conflict, neither one will work?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

These days most folks rely on Cable Select (CS) and it doesn't matter where the drives are attached.
Less known is the "old" way - where the drive at the far end of the cable is set to "Master" - and the one attached to the middle of the cable is set to "Slave". I prefer the old way when dealing with cranky systems - but find that CS will work most times.

I don't think you can mix the Cable Select and Master/Slave options - but may be mistaken.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 03:17 PM

John is right, you cannot have one drive (on the same cable) using Cable Select, while the other drive uses Master/Slave jumper settings.

On separate cables, it doesn't matter.

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