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My dvd burner disappers (and will not fuction)from the computer(other drive on same cable and ide channel doen't disappear). Restarting the computer solves the problem, but then the computer loses it again. Sony Corp is no help as the drive is over 1 year old

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You can try using the ide cable connector that the other drive is on and swap them round just to illiminate the cable connector, but at the end of the day i think your DVD burner is faulty and requires replacing, as they are very innexpensive to replace as you wili probably know,so don't waste too much time trying to solve it. The drives dont last as long as they used to because, keeping the price of burners down, like anything else means cutting corners and costs and in burners cases as was the case with PS2's the lasers are cheap and soon fail.

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