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DVD Drive not being recognised

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Madrox105, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Madrox105

    Madrox105 Member

    Nov 19, 2006
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    my computer doesnt seem to want to recognise my DVD-RW drive: NEC ND-5100a
    the computer will not load anything (cd's, dvd's) i put into the drive,
    a newbie problem, im sure there could be many reason why its not working but im now sure where to start on fixing this problem. can anyone give me a hand?
  2. binkie7

    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 12, 2005
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    Hi Madrox105
    When did start happening - any changes to the pc?

    Open the case and make sure the drive is securely connected to the ide cable.
    If you have it set to the master connection on the ide cable the jumper pin on the back of the drive should be set to master too - or if on the slave the jumper should be set to slave.
    Exception would be if this is a Dell pc - pin would need to be set to cable select.
    Check the ide cable to the motherboard and make sure secure in the port too.

    Then check the power connector and make sure all okay there.

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