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You said your computer crashed. The BIOS still records the optical drive if it connected with power and a ribbon cable.
Remove the CMOS battery and check to make sure that it reads 3.3 v. If it does, then just go into the BIOS and enable it. Save the changes and reboot.
If it doesn't show up, then either the ribbon cable or power cable came loose. Turn off the computer and make sure that the connections are tight.
If it still doesn't show up, then either the optical drive is not getting power or a signal. It can be either the drive or the cables.
Test it with another optical drive if you have a spare. If it shows up, then it is the drive. If the drive doesn't show up and was tested on another computer, then it is the ribbon or power cable.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
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