Question about Dell XPS 400 PC Desktop
I have both set to cable select for a long time but I can not record on either one only play back
What are the optical drive manufacturer names, and model numbers?
This way I can look them up, and tell you how to set the jumper caps, on the correct jumper pins.
Also want to know if they are 40 wire flat ribbon IDE cables, or 80 wire flat ribbon IDE cables.
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Posted on Jan 04, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2nd internal hard drive
I’m assuming that you have an IDE hard disk drive ribbon cable with 2 connectors on it. One connector is for the primary or master drive. The other is for a secondary or slave drive. Return all jumper settings to cable select (CS) settings. Connect the 500 to the slave connector and power on computer and enter the set up (BIOS) menu by tapping the F2 key. Hold down the <Alt> key and depress the <E> then the <F> keys in succession. This will force the motherboard to load default settings and also force the motherboard to redetect all IDE devices. Note: The selection for the floppy drive will be reset to ON. If you do not have one then you must disable floppy in set up (BIOS) menu.
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Posted on Nov 04, 2008
Does the computer have two IDE channels? If so set the Maxtor HDD as master on the primary channel and the DVD drive as master on the secondary channel. Also right click on My Computer, left click on Manage and left click on Disk Management and see if the drives show up there. Also check the boot order in BIOS.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
I had the same problem.
look at page 15 in the manual
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
They are usually identified on the hard drive itself also...look really close to the jumper area...it's very tiny.
I couldn't find that drive either. But here is another LG drive with a manual, you could try the settings this one has and hope that LG is somewhat consistent. It shouldn't damage the drive anyway...it just won't work if you have 2 drives and you have them wrong. If you put this drive in the #1 position (at the end) of the IDE cable, it will only not work if the jumpers are in slave, if they are in Master or cable select it will work. If you only have one drive, just remove the jumper, it doesn't matter at all. If you have two drives, and can't find the info, you can just keep trying till you get it right. Hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
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Refer to the picture below:
The CD drive should have 3 jumper pins labeled Master (MA), Slave(SL) and Cable Select (CL) at the back near the interface ribbon cable. In this picture the green jumper is in the Master position. To make it a Slave drive, you need to remove the jumper and place it in the middle pair called SL. You may have to remove the CD drive if you can't access it while in the system. When you put in the new DVD drive ensure that its' jumper is in the Master positon. The drives will not work if both have jumpers in the same position.
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