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IM TRYING TO CONNECT A DVD WRITER SATA TO A K7VT4A PRO MOTHERBOARD TO MY COMPUTER AND MY PC ISNT FINDING THE DRIVE WHY?? PLEASE HELP ME ASAP larryjbsr@hotmail.com OR mercedielee@bellsouth.net Thank You Very Much

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Memorex mrx550l dvd writer


What is the specific problem you have connecting this internal drive? This is an internal SATA optical drive for a desktop with a standard 5 1/4" drive opening. Many optical drives ship as OEM devices; you will need to reuse the data and power cable from a previous drive or purchase a SATA data cable (7 pin). A locking cable can help keep the cable connected to the drive. If your power supply (PSU) doesn't have SATA power connectors (15 pin), you will need an IDE to SATA adapter. Most online cable shops have the best prices for these.

If your computer doesn't have a SATA port available, you need to add a controller card or use a SATA to IDE converter.

If your case is a ultra-small form factor, you may have a modified optical drive opening. These cases use a slim optical drive (mostly sold as laptop drives). In that case, get an external 5 1/4" enclosure or a USB to SATA adapter.

If you have the drive in the computer, press the Eject button. If that works, then the power cable to the drive is fine. Check the data cable to both the drive and the motherboard. My old computer had SATA connections on the motherboard that would not allow the cable to lock. When I bumped anything in the case, I had to check that the cable was re-secured.

What OS are you using? For most versions of Windows, your OS should have the correct driver or find it with Windows Update (if the computer is on the network). Try launching Windows Update and checking if an optional driver is waiting to be installed. I don't know if Unix or Mac OSX drivers exist for this drive. You may need a different optical drive.

The drive should now be listed in the storage devices (Computer/My Computer). If you can't read files, try another disk. If it still doesn't work, try cleaning the lens or a different drive. Some drives are sensitive to the power supply for burning optical discs.

I hope these suggestions help. Please add a comment with the specific problem and case/OS that you are using for additional solutions.

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Is Model# TS-H635 DVD writer compatable with a hp pavilion 533w if so how do i hook the wiring up it is not the same as the old one


Your old one may have a PATA connector (2 row of pins 40 pins wide) and your new drive may be SATA. Check your motherboard for a SATA socket (if it has one). Otherwise you will need a SATA card for your computer. Ceck your manual or HP online.

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I need to connect a dvd writer that uses a Sata Data cable to my pc. do I need an adapter to IDE to connect it?


Yes you need a adapter for this in order to connect that SATA drive to your computer, you can get one of this adapter. Check this link just click HERE

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Is there a specific replacement dvd writer that replaces the dvd writer that came with the pc?


No.......
There are many types of CD/DVD burners to choose from and most are compatible with your computer. There are issues like appearance that may be an issue. But to be honest how many people have ever commented on how ascetically pleasing and coordinated your pc is.

The thing you do need to be aware of is the interface your current DVD uses to connect with the motherboard and power supply. If it's a newer computer then more then likely it's what is know as a SATA DVD.
The info you got with your comp should be able to tell you this.
Hope this helps.

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Dageezer sdays the LG GH22 dvd writer is a sata


Hi,
You can refer to the following user manual , for the drive installation
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/parts0.htm#wp1244168

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Dvd/cd audio plug and or wire


Here is a link from HP for your motherboard:

A8N2N-LA Motherboard

Is the DVD drive a SATA drive? That is, does it have a small (approx. 3/4") connection next to the power connector or does it have an IDE 40 pin connector? If it is a SATA drive, you do not need an audio cable connection.

SATA Picture:
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I need help! I'm a computer novice so please excuse my ignorance. I recently bought an Acer Aspire M1100 desktop (Acer Aspire AM1100-B1410A Refurbished AMD Desktop PC - AMD Athlon X2 4000 2 .1GHz, 2GB...


here is what you will need to complete this project:
  • Your new DVD burner with the included screws and cable.
  • A phillips screwdriver.
  • your new harddrive
  • Once you unpack the drive and find a screwdriver, you can finish the prep work by turning off and unplugging the power from your PC.
Installing Your Harddrive Step1 Open up your case after backing up any important files and locating and installing any software that came with the hard drive. Check to make sure that your computer supports SATA or that you have a SATA PCI card installed. Step2Look for the smaller connector on the SATA cable and connect it to the SATA connector located on the motherboard or controller card. If you already have another SATA drive, simply follow its cable to the motherboard or card to see where this one will attach. Step3Grab the larger end of the SATA cable and connect it to the back of the SATA drive itself. You will also need to attach the legacy 4-pin connector or SATA power cable to power your drive. At this point, check to see that both the smaller and larger end of the SATA cable and the power cable are securely connected and proceed. Step4Choose an available drive bay and insert the hard drive into it, mounting it in place with the four screws provided. Make sure to follow the directions that came with your drive and place the screws in the designated holes to secure proper grounding. Step5Ensure that all cables are properly attached and replace the tower or desktop case cover. After doing this, you're all set to reconnect the power cord and turn on your computer. Formatting and Partitioning Step1Boot from your Windows CD. If this is the only hard drive present, you'll be shown a series of instructions and should simply follow along. Step2Select "Control Panel" then "Performance and Maintenance" and finally "Administrative Tools" for an additional hard drive. Then click the "Computer Management option and choose "Disk Management." Simply right-click the drive to partition and format it. Step3Follow the steps displayed. Windows will guide you through the rest of the process. Now for your dvd drive---- 1.Shut down the system, unplug the power cord and remove the side panel or panels from the case. Ensure that the new DVD-ROM drive is set to be "Slave" or "Master," depending on if it is a replacement or an additional drive. 3 2.Locate the empty drive bay for the new DVD-ROM drive, and remove the drive bay covering. 4 Insert the new DVD-ROM drive into the empty bay and secure with screws or other attaching device provided by the manufacturer. 5 3.Connect the open connector on the ribbon cable (red stripe towards power cable) to the new DVD-ROM drive and connect the power supply cable (plastic four connector plug from power supply)to the drive. 6 Replace the side panel or panels, plug in the power cord and turn the system on. Install your dvd software bundle and get to work. These are actually two things you will want to do at once while the computer is open , but i would do them one at a time in case you have problems you will know what to blame. You can leave the cover off while operating the computer so that you can test it after the hard drive instrall and before the dvd install.

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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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