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You will probably need the ide file. It sometimes gets corrupted. I used the Atapi ide file and it worked on a Toshiba drive. It can be found by doing a search and can be downloaded as a seperate file.
Try another disc first ,if no luck than try another disc manufacturer. If it does not help check if you can play anything from this drive if no, check drive connection in your laptop you can also can check BIOS settings for this DVDRW drive and settings for IDE or Sata data transfer mode make shure it works in Ultra DMA not PIO mode. Be carefull with BIOS Setup!!! If nothing helps replace drive. Good Luck!
you can buy that type of hardware anywhere since it is standard for all desktop. Your current drive is IDE meaning that the data cable on it is an IDE type. Go to your local computer store and ask for a DVD writer IDE, since there is really no price difference now for a combo or dvd writer drive, it will be like 10 $ more for the writer. I live in canada so if you are in the US could be less here a DVD writer is around 35 $ at a computer shop.
Ok... one end of the ide cable goes to the board... make sure that's plugged in correctly and has a blue connector.... second... the last drive on the other end has to be the master... the drive before that is the slave... if that setup is not working ensure that the drivers are set for master and slave... also make the power is pluigged into both drives
have you got it set on an IDE cable on it's own and if so have the jumper at the back set to master the other thing to do is power of pc and remove ide cable from all devices and leave power cable to burner then torn on pc if you have removed power and ide cable from hard drive then when pc boots in press button on cd,dvd drive to open tray then place cd lense disk or any cd in drive tray press close button and let device kick in if it picks up disk then try with a dvd disk with power on pc if all goes well try with a ifferent Ide cable to motherboard and reconnect harddrive and power up if all goes well the pc should recagonise it if not then get it replaced
if you have had two drives with the same problem i would check the ide cable and swap to another one if you have a master and slave twin connector ide cable, or even try the dvd rom on the same ide cable as the hard drive as you know that that ide connector and cable is working, unless you have a SATA hard drive in which case you won't be able to; but will still have a spare ide channel connector to try the drive on.