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Sony CD ROM drive model CRX140E

I have installed the above drive in my computer but it doesn't recognise it.I ran install new hardware from the control panel, but it states that there isn't any new hardware. I put this drive in to replace an Optorite drive which stopped working. Any suggestions please?

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Here is the manual of the cd burner:

http://www.sony.com.au/objects/AAASupport/Manuals/CRX-140E_aus.pdf

-> you have to jumper it as master or slave device:

Please look on page 11 on this manual there it is described.

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