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My new Liteon DVD iHAP122-9 is set as master over an CDRW which is set as slave. My DVD will not format or do anything except play cd and DVD's.

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All u need to do is to reaccess the data ribbon........
jus open ur cabinet n have a look at the ribbon........
if its a thick n small ribbon then its a SATA n if its a thin but flat ribbon then its a ID3 ......... in a id3 ..... one end is in the motherboard so the 1 connected to other end is set as master while the one in the centre is the slave........

in SATA for for port no. near the socket in the board....... arrange ur slave in the port of which the no. is more than that of the master....... for eg. if master is in port 3 then slave will be in port 4 or 5

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Well your cdrw shouldn't be set as slave at all.

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