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Have put a lg dvd/rw into my computer , have plugged in to my asus a7v880 motherboard in the sata1 connector but i cannot talk to the drive or get windows xp to find it

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  • paceman Aug 20, 2008

    all i can find on the lg site are firmware updates. if these are the files i need can you tell me how you install them

  • paceman Aug 20, 2008

    there are no jumpers and the cables are fine

  • paceman Aug 20, 2008

    there is nowhere in the bios to set them

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Try using any available SATA connection / try it on another computer.

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You need to enable sata in the bios and then restart. Then go to asus and type in your motherboard model number and find the driver for video components and get the driver for the dvd player

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The Machine: drivers issue in normal mode? you mean upper lower filters issue.

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U have to go with a professinol repairer

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Try to configure it on the cmos(from the start of your computer to run) and try to detect it on the settings by removing and inserting even if its turn on. i usually doing it whenever i got problems with sata's and ide's. hope that helps!

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What you need to do here is to make sure that your DVD/RW is connected properly on to your motherboard , because that firmware is useless because you cannot update it since your computer is not detecting it..

Hope that helps..........

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    Mark Gil Aug 20, 2008

    if that's the case this DVD/RW can be bad that's why its not even detected by your computer and there's no way you can update the firmware of it if its not detected...better have it replace.

    Hope that helps.......


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Its not the problem of installation its the problem of detection.just enable the sata ports in the bios ,then save the settings, then restart the pc and windows will detect the device.very simple.do it.thanks

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Chak the master / salve jumper or chk the cable mighet be loose

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That SATA connector is probably disabled in the BIOS. Press [Del] when your computer boots to go into setup. Poke around there should be an option, most likely on the advanced page, to turn off certain SATA ports. Make sure they are all enabled then pres F10 to save and exit. Reboot windows and hopefully it will find the drive.

Otherwise your SATA controller drivers may not be installed or working. Download the newest chipset and IDE drivers from Asus or VIA.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    Dean Joly Aug 20, 2008

    FYI



    Ronnieh49: Optical drives do not need drivers, the controller they plug into need them.



    Ginko: SATA drives don't use slave/master jumpers.



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    Dean Joly Aug 20, 2008

    Have you checked your BIOS setup?



    It could also help to check your system in Safe Mode to see if the drive is detected there, you need to press F8 after the ASUS POST screen but before Windows starts. If it is then there may be a driver issue that is causing it to be invisible to Windows in normal mode.

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You will need to go to the website that makes the drive and download the drivers for the dvd

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Check the slave / master jumper settings, they meay be clashing in bios.
Try plugging to the other SATA port.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 20, 2008

    Sata disk drives do not require any driver, check instead the solution proposed by the Machine.
    If sata channel was disabled from bios, reward the machine by accepting his solution.
    Do not forget to save changes after modifying bios values.

    regards.


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Cant find my motherboard pin out


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388344,00.asp?tab=Specs

With all due respect, you have the manual in front of you now

That is unless you started unplugging wires already, and didn't make notes, drawings, or take photos.

Let's use the Asus Essentio CM1630 motherboard for an example.
Couldn't find a CM1730, but that's OK. We'll use this one for a general example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-ASUS-ESSENTIO-CM1630-MOTHERBOARD-61-MIBBJ5-01-TESTED-/181007679725?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2a24e600ed

Put your mouse cursor in the middle. Now move your mouse around, using the Zoom In feature.

If this motherboard were mounted in a computer case, it would be turned 90 degrees to the Right.
Bear that in mind.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Goes by many abbreviated names.
PNL 1, FP1, PANEL1, etc.
(Panel 1, Front Panel 1, Panel 1)

Go to the Top/Right corner of the motherboard photo. To the 6 Blue SATA connectors.
Immediately to the bottom of them, is a white Front Panel header.
Two rows of contact pins sticking up.

You need to make notes, drawings, photo, whatever; of where the wires from the Front Panel, go to each one of those pins.
(Some may not be used)

How to know which wires coming from the Front Panel, are the Power On switch wires, Power On LED light wires, HarDDrive activity LED light wires?

Remove the Front Panel from the computer. If it is Not just a cover, EASE it off just enough to look behind it.

You usually can follow the Harddrive activity LED wires.
Harddrive activity LED is usually AWAY from the Power On switch, and Power On LED light.

There's two wires down.
Now look at where the Power On LED light is. Can you see wires going straight to it?
Two more wires down.

From process of elimination, you now know the last two wires going to the Front Panel, are for the Power On switch.

(The Power On switch, is part of the plastic Power On Button assembly. If you look close at the Power On Button assembly, you can see this)

THAT sir, is the MAIN thing.
I can guide you where the other cables go, as far as power cables, and Harddrive cables, and Optical Drive cables. (CD/DVD drive)

If you have already disconnected the Front Panel wires to Front Panel header on motherboard; you get to play a game(?)

Power Supply plugged into power, use a small flat tipped screwdriver, and touch two pins at a time.
When you get to the two Power On switch wire pins, the Power Supply will come on.

Now it is a process of elimination.
Use an LED with two wires, to find out what the rest of the pins are.
The rest of the contact pins in the Front Panel header.
Grab the HDD LED light, or Power On LED light.
You're getting a new computer case anyway.

Touch two pins, and the LED light blinks?
That's the HarDDrive activity LED light, pins.
LED stays on?
That's the Power On LED light, pins.

Either of those LED's are dim, (When the Harddrive is active, or when the computer is on), switch the wires around.
You have the Positive ( + ) wire mixed up with the Ground ( - ) wire.

Moving on.............
The 6 Blue SATA connectors on the motherboard:
If you look close you will see;
SATA0, SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, and SATA5.
Or it may be,
SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, and SATA6.

The Harddrive plugs into SATA0 or SATA1.
Just depends on what the SATA connector numbering starts with.

The main optical drive, or a single optical drive; plugs into SATA1, or SATA2.
A secondary SATA optical drive will plug into SATA2 or SATA3.

(Look at the SATA numbering above, and you can compare side, by side )

HOWEVER, the beauty of SATA is; that you can plug whatever you want to, in ANY SATA connector on the motherboard; and BIOS will find it.

Plug the Harddrive into SATA 3? No problem.
Plug the optical drive into SATA 0? No problem.
BIOS will find the drive with the Operating System on it.
The Harddrive.
Then BIOS will know the other drive/s are optical drives.

(Make sure in the BIOS Setup utility, that the SATA connector on the motherboard you are using, is Enabled.
Otherwise BIOS will Not see the drive)

What cable from the Harddrive, and optical drive; plugs into those SATA connectors on the motherboard?
A SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shaped opening in the SATA data cable connector.
Lines up with an L-shape on the motherboard connector.
One example of a SATA connector on the motherboard is shown.
This one is an Open design. Your SATA connectors on the motherboard, will be a Closed design.

Between a SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, the SATA power cable connector is larger in width.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

See the SATA harddrive example?
Note the L-shape is pointing DOWN. It is this way EVERY time.
Now you know which way to turn the SATA data cable's connector, when installing. 'Foot' of L-shape goes Down.

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How to Replace the DVD RW on my PC /HP Pavillion a6130n /


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HP Support > Pavilion a6130n Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3436817&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

How to > Adding / Replacing hardware > Opening the PC Case,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00968217&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Removing the Front Cover,

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Back page; Adding / Replacing hardware > Adding or Replacing a CD or DVD Drive,

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This is an example of a SATA data cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shape inside the cable's connector.

It also shows a SATA connector for the motherboard.
Note the L-shape on the connector. The optical drive (CD/DVD drive) also has this L-shape on it's connector.

(SATA connectors on the motherboard come in various colors. Color signifies what SATA connector it may be. SATA0, or SATA1, or SATA2, etc.)

Between a SATA data cable's connector, and a SATA power cable's connector, the SATA power cable connector is the larger of the two.

SATA data cable connector has 7-pins. (Contact pins)
SATA power cable has 15-pins. (Contact pins)

Example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

A SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, may have a small 'bump' on them, that you depress with your thumb, when installing the cable, or removing. The 'bump' is a Lock.

Usually the cable end going to a harddrive, or an optical drive; will be a 90 degree Elbow.
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A Top View look at the motherboard in your computer,

HP Support main page > Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2),

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01077676&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3436817

View shown has NO hardware on the motherboard.
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The SATA connectors on the motherboard, are to the bottom/right corner, of the Number 3 and Number 4 ram memory slots. (Blue)

Yellow, Blue, White, and Black.

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Black SATA connector is SATA1

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