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DVD writer, master drive

I plugged in in and the tray opens and has power but now my cd-rom drive doesnt show up or read cds and the dvd drive doesnt show up but is detected and says new hardware is installed. Im not sure how to get them mworking an the software on my disk to help me cant be read now either

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Re: DVD writer, master drive

If you have both the DVD and CD drives connected to the same ribbon cable you want one set to Master and the other to Slave, or both set to CS (cable select). Good luck.

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