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When i insert a disc into the drive, it doesnt read the disc or even spin at all. The power cord is corect, and the computer recognizes that thereis a machine hooked up to it, but nothing happens at all. The disk tray wont even slide out when you press the button. We tried to take a close look at the problem, but we cant seem to find out what is wrong with it. We opened up the machine, took all of the screws off, and looked if there was any harmful objects or dust inside the machine. There wasnt anything that even looked harmful. We were careful with it though, didnt bump or scratch any parts, and we still cannot find the problem. Please try and find a solution. Thank You

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Re: When i insert a disc into the drive, it doesnt read...

Assuming this is a new drive and not second hand and possibly faulty, when you fitted it into the pc, if you connect it to the same IDE cable as the hard drive or another connected drive on the same IDE channel, ensure that the jumpers on the back of the writer, next to where you connect the IDE cable are set to slave, as your hard drive or other drive will be the master. If you have connected the drive to and ide cable on it's own then the jumpers on the back should be set at master. Some drives also can use CS (Cable select) but not often.

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