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CD player installed won't work


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#1 magsmey1

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:16 PM

My cd rw player bit the dust, and my sister gave me hers since she had a dvd installed. It worked when we removed it and when I installed it, the drive shows up under my computer but no files are seen nor does it autoplay audio. It won't read any type of cd program or audio. It is a LG LD RW CED8080B. My pc is a dell deminsion 3000. I have installed and uninstalled several times and searched for updated drivers but still can not install software. Any help is appreciated!

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:38 PM

You might try deleting the upper/lower filter keys:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:38 PM

Assuming its PATA. make sure the Jumpers are in the right place and the plastic notch on the cable is pointing up. This might fix that issue
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:52 PM

You might also want to try another IDE cable.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:38 AM

I tried moving the jumper to all positions, nothing. I can see the drive when viewing my computer, but can not install software. It doesn't recognize any cd. I deleted upper and lower keys, but still have the same problem. This is the only drive (no diskette drive) on the pc, so there is nothing in conflict that I can find. I can eject the cd from my computer folder and when i put one in, it attempts to read it (no real bad noises or anything) you see the cd spinning at the pointer but it goes away and no files are shown. I took it back out and put it in my sisters computer again, and it worked fine. Cables are tight and connected properly.... I thought to buy a brand new one, but if this is a working drive I don't understand what I am doing wrong.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:52 AM

I'd still try a different IDE cable
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