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Re: How to set the jumpers on the back of a DVD and CD...
Most modern PCs use a BIOS that can recognize the Master drive and Slave drive in the Cable Select setting. The Master is the drive on the last connector of the cable. This only applies to IDE/PATA drives that are PC66 or PC133.
SATA drives do not require jumpers. Each is a Master separated via the Channel it is connected on. They are just sorted via numerical order.
Most likely you need to identify that you have CD/DVD Burning Software on the PC that recognizes the drives.
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Since this is an IDE drive, please check the Master/Slave/Cable Select jumpers, if you've connected the drive in the same cable of your hard drive, you should check its jumper settings, if hard drive is set as Master, the DVD writer it should be as Slave, if the hard disk jumper is set to Cable Select (CS), the DVD should be in the same way too. After this check if DVD drive is identified correctly in BIOS, it's a good idea to set drive detection as Auto, if this all is OK, check its driver in Windows, it must be appear as a DVD-RW drive.
There is a little jumper block on the rear of a DVD. by IDE connector. on the case above there will be a Table marked . Master: Slave: CS.
Now, you must set the jumper as to your drive's position. IE: Master or Slave, Master is on the plug at the END of the ribbon, the Slave is on the "Other" one. Accordingly the Master has the Master Jumper ON, the Slave the Slave Jumper ON. CS is Cable Select. It isn't all that used.
If this is a IDE drive...You may have the data cable connected the wrong way around.
Do you only have one hard drive installed..?
If you have and you are connecting this drive on the same data cable as your hard drive, you need to set the hard drive to "slave present" or "Master" and the dvd drive to "slave"
If this is a SATA drive, you do not need to do this and you may have a faulty drive..
On the rear panel of the drives (where the cables plug in) is a jumper pin. Now either marked on the case or even on the drive label are the meaning of these pins. There are usually four sets of two pins laid out vertically. You need to put the little black jumper onto the pins marked "slave" on the dvd drive and "slave present" or "Master" on the hard drive if they are both on the same data cable. you can also set both drives to "cable select" but you then have to use the correct connector on the data cable for each drive. try the slave and master settings first, if you have no luck, message me again..
I'm going to make an assumption here and guess that you have both hard drive and cdrom plugged into the same IDE cable. I think you have either 2 masters or 2 slaves and that is why the bios can't see them. On any one cable you can have a master and a slave. Drives have to be jumpered to configure them as a master, slave, or cable select. Cable select requires a certain kind of cable but in that system the master is the drive plugged into the first plug-in away from the motherboard or the middle plug and the slave is the second one or end plug on cable. If you can jumper cable select and then plug the hard drive into the middle plug on the IDE ribbon and the CD rom to the end one then you'll have a master and a slave. Bios should then read the drives. If that doesn't work then you have to jumper the hard drive to master and cdrom to slave. The cdrom is marked on the back as to which jumpers you use. MS/SL/CS. master/slave/cable select. The hard drive usually has jumper settings on the front of the drive but you might have to look up on manufacturer's web site. Most computers use cable select now.
if u have two seperate data cable to hard disk and dvd rw,there is no big changes to made in jumpers,but u have only one data cable u should select jumper as a master to hard disk and slave to dvd rw,
basic identification to master jumper is that ,it place is close to data cables ,and slave is next pin,in typical models
also u se the detail in hdd and dvd rw's jumper locations
You can not use cable select without the correct cable. Most "stock" cables are not. So...
An IDE port supports -2- drives (CD, HD, DVD, Etc). If you have 2 drive connected on the ribbon cable then one must be set to master and the other to slave (the little jumper clips on the back). If it's the only drive on that cable, set it to master. Some drive may say Master Only and Master with a slave.
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.
there are jumpers on the rear of the unit and changing the position of the jumoer forces the computer to either a master or slave as it boots...on the rear panel it says cbl,sl,ms....ms=master, sl=slave, cbl=cable select...i hope this helps... also after done the jumper thing make sure your ide controller is on for the units on that cable...good luck my email address is troublerst at hotmail if you need further assistance....