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Problem with new dvd rewriter

I have a compaq sr2170nx system using Windows Vista and had hp 94i dvd burners. Well I recently purchased LG Super Multi dvd rewriter and can not get them to work no matter what I do. Is there something I can check. I have tried one at a time with the same settings as I had for the HP. When I put a music cd in they can not read info correctly, therefor will no play.

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  • ledjr1 Feb 18, 2009

    I am using IDE interface cable. Went in and installed two drives, one in the MA and the other as SL. When installing them I even disonnect all power to computer. When it started up it actually search for driver and then said all was installed, so I thought it was correct. Well tried to play a cd and it would not play. So I did the sam using only one drive and setting it to MA position and had the same results. went back in and installed theold drive and it plays the cd fine. The reason for changeis that one drive seems to have problems with lightscribe and the other seems to have reading problems.

  • ledjr1 Feb 18, 2009

    I have checked and made sure that the dvd set to master was using the master connector on the ide cable and the dvd set to Slave was using rhe slave connector. Still nothing works properly

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Try to downlaod the latest drivers for the LG and install them


  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Well. its not only the drivers, did you changed the pins behind the items to make the master and slave? they always come as master from the factory. If you dont change the pins you wont get them to work properly or work at all. and make sure that you connect them correct on the IDE cable, you should connect the master to the master connector on the ide cable and the slave on the slave connector on the cable


  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Did you connected them via sata cable or IDE cable?
    If you used an IDE cable did you set them as MASTER and SLAVE?



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Buy another IDE cable(if you didnt get one with the drive) and keeping the rewriter on master plug it in the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard.

So the config should be like this:
Primary IDE connector on the mobo (useually blue/black) connected to hdd set to master at the cable end
Secondary IDE connector on the mobo connected with a seperate cable (80 pin cable for high speed preferrably) to the rewritable set to master at cable end

rate if its fixed

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