When I replace my CD Drive with a DVD Drive my computer can no longersee some of my other drives with date on, they aren't there, they don'tshow up on My Computer. How do I properly replace a CD/DVD Drive?
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Re: How do you replace proprerly a CD/DVD Drive?
I agree with Alstech this could be the basic problem.
Personally I never found it useful to bother with the CS (cable select) option though, it
doesn't work with all types of cables and just introduces uncertainty
in the installation. Ok if the old Cd drive was set to CS it should work fine but if not, just make sure you have one drive
set for master at each channel you use and the other drive - if
present on the same channel - set as slave. Then it should work for you and all IDE
drives should be recognized by bios.
There is a slight possibility that some drives are not recognized
by an old bios, then try upgrading to latest bios version to see if it
Good Luck and thank the higher powers for the newer SATA standard that eliminates all these headaches in future installations... :)
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It depends on the system's settings. By default most computers will read a CD/DVD as soon as it is placed in the CD/DVD drive.
If this setting has been changed then open your file manager (Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer) and navigate to the drive (Usually Drive D)
If this fails then your drive may be damaged,
You can check this. For Windows right click on My Computer, choose Properties then Device manage. Find the entries for CD/DVD drives. If you see an ! or ? alongside the Drive name then their is a physical problem with that drive. Right click on the drive and choose Uninstall. Restart your computer. If all is ok Windows will reinstal the drive. If it doesn't then assume the drive needs replacing.
If you are saying D drive is your CD/VDVD drive? If you are installing from CD/DVD drive then suddenly stop the installation/setup/loading you must check your disc drive. To check your cd/dvd drive insert a cd or dvd cleaner and start cleaning most of the cleaner has a movie inside of the disc and run for about 10 minutes. Then try again installing/setup/loading the program to your computer. If its still the same, replace your CD/DVD drive with a new cd/dvd drive because your cd/dvd drive is need to be replace. Have a nice day
Try these troubleshooting Techniques
1) Make sure that your DVD drive not reading both CD and DVD
2)Try to boot from CD/DVD during start-up.If it is correctly booting from CD/DVD.Your DVD drive is working fine.Problem is from your operating system side,So you have to reinstall your operating system.If it is not booting from CD,your DVD drive is faulty,you have to replace drive lence to fix this problem.If lence is not available for your drive model,then you have to replace whole drive to fix this problem.
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Try changing the power socket attached to your DVD drive with other available one, and restart your machine. If it is not yet shown in My Computer. try replacing the ribbon connector from motherboard to DVD Drive. If it is not yet shown in My Computer you try then to enter setup from start up to manually detect your DVD Drive. If you need to buy a new drive you can get it at any computer shop or at dell service center.
There is a screw (tiny machine screw) that holds the entire DVD/CD assembly in place. Usually this screw is located by looking on the bottom of the laptop and has a little picture of a cd embossed in the plastic. Sometimes this screw is under a "lid" such as the cover for the RAM or HDD, depending on how your laptop is engineereed.
Find this screw, unscrew it, set it aside and them pull entire cd/dvd assembly from computer. Replace the cd/dvd drive into the slot you pulled it out firmly and quickly.
Turn on and test reading of CD/DVD.
If love is found, replace screw holding asembly, etc.
If no love, replace CD/DVD drive.