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Sata connection for my dvd drive

My dvd drive is not recognised but it opens and closes, the connections are fine and its the first time the sata slots have been used. pealse help me my dvd drive is liteon 20x dvd writer

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Check your BIOS and make sure your SATA is enabled. Also verify that the SATA cable is tight in the back of your drive and on the motherboard itself.

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The fact that it opens and closes means you are very close in getting it to work correctly.

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