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Cd Drive name keeps changing in BIOS & I/O error

I have acer laptop with optiarc cd rw cdrx880a as a optical drive. for the past few days its showing up some problem, whenever i try to access the drive it says " is not accessible because of an I/O device error" .i checked in the BIOS my cd drive name is just keeps changing, everytime i start my laptop. In the device manager i changed the the access mode to PIO as it was said in one of the forum. It worked for some time and then it didnt ! i am missing my optical drive for a quite long time from now.. please tell me what to do.. !

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Have you try un-plug/re-plug or DVD drive? or try another DVD drive(Same like yours)?

Try update BIOS.

If no luck above then could be the DVD connection of motherboard problem.

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