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Give Me a Clue..

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Michael_Hunt, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Michael_Hunt

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    ...What the bloody hell is happening with my pc both my dvd drive and my cd writer have stopped detecting discs I've tried removing and installing and still nothing I havent done anything to cause a problem not that I'm aware. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Loose ribbon cable?

    Check that the secondary ide channel hasn't become disabled too - it sounds like you haver the power connection, but lost the ide somehow.

    Gary.
     
  3. MonkeyDonkey

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    Yup check your cable. Also check in device manager your secondary IDE Channel (under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) is being detected and is working correctly, and is not disabled.

    Are your devices being recognised when your PC POSTS at boot up?
     
  4. Michael_Hunt

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    Worked out that both are shagged tried in another pc. All I can say is you get what you pay for. Buy **** you get ****, spend a little more.
     
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    Umm seems a little odd they'd both die at the same time.
    What make were they?
    You did use a different cable when you tried them in another PC didn't you?
     
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    Well found that dvd drive still detects dvd's but not cd's. The cd writer is called Everspring it was a special from Ebuyer it's 40x12x48 and was £33 plus vat. So i think I'll upgade to Plexta.
     

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