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New DVD Drive Not Detected

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#1 eddie84


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

I feel stupid asking this as its an easy thing to do but im having problems adding a new DVD drive. My old drive gave up this morning ive got a working one from an old tower but windows wont detect it in device manager or bios and i cant see why.

The cables are all in correctly and ive had the jumper set to master and cable select but no luck. The drive opens so its got power but there is nothing in device manager at all.


Ive fitted graphics cards, memeory and hard drives before and never had this much trouble any ideas would be welcomed. Thanks

Edited by hamluis, 13 April 2013 - 11:40 AM.
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

Is the drive on the end connector...with the jumper setting at Cable Select (the default setting from optical drive manufacturers)?  Are there other devices on that cable?


How old is this old drive plucked from an older system?  The IDE cables for drives have changed over the years.  what model is the drive pulled from your other system?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the reply my old drive i removed is a philips PBDV1660B/00 and the drive i have put in is a Samsung 16E SD-616 both were manufactured in 2006 so im guessing they are the same type. It is the only device on the IDE cable and ive tried the jumper on both cable select and master. Ive put the faulty drive back in that is detected straight away and the replacement drive works fine in my old tower so dont know what im doing wrong.

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