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Presario 2175 us does not recognize cd-rom in bios

I have a Presario 2175us XP2400+ notebook with 512MB RAM and XP Professional. The cd-rom drive did not show up in the bios, and the drive was replaced. Now other know good cd-rom drives will not be recognized by the bios. I have upgraded the bios to the latest version (1.60), removed power and battery, used the reset button, and when i start the machine, the cd-rom light goes on and sends an apparent reset to the drive when the light goes on for a second. Then nothing until the system loads into Windows, when Adobe Acrobat opens automatically and XP Professional askes for a printer. After 24 years in IT, I should be able to solve this one, but I cannot. thoughts?

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  • oliverburrow Nov 19, 2008

    Had motherboard connector checked and found to be good with no open solder connections.

  • oliverburrow Nov 25, 2008

    I took it to a technician, and he tested all the pins and found the connection good. Any further suggestions?

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This is the connector problem, the point where rom attaches with the motherboard , take it to the technician

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