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Hi, my problem on dell inspiron 1526 is this: SYSTEM MODULAR BAY cannot be indentified.... problem is that CD/dvd drive show signs of work(when i turn my computer on Green led blinks,motor starts to rotate cd), but bios doe's not show unit. i Have also inspiron 1525 model, and i try to check this dvd drive.it works fine. how can i fix this problem? this is not DVD problem. Maybe it is BIOS or motherboard error? please help.

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If the drive functions in another system the the issue is either the motherboard contacts or the controller. Flash the BIOS to the most current version and reset the BIOS defaults. If the drive still doesn't detect, then a motherboard replacement is likely in order.

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