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    DVD Drive Installation

    Hi,

    I bought a LG 22x Internal LScribe DVD+/-RW Drive but I'm having trouble connecting it.

    I have a nForce 790i Ultra SLI board and assumed that I could connect it using the IDE-ATA 133 HDD cable that came with it. But, although I have it connected up, it isn't recognised by the computer.

    Is there some other connector, or perhaps something I've missed?


    The reason I got this is because my other DVD drive stopped reading DVDs so until I've got it working I'm going to be bored out of my mind.



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    Re: DVD Drive Installation

    The power connector?

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    Re: DVD Drive Installation

    The power is already connected.

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    Re: DVD Drive Installation

    Master, slave, cable select jumper correct position? check old drive.
    Reconnect old drive and check it's recognised.
    Not changed bios settings?

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    Re: DVD Drive Installation

    my PC did this.. swapped out a SATA DVD drive for an IDE drive, and the only way i could fix it was by re-installing Windows Vista..
    it's recognised by the BIOS yeah?
    and comes up with an installation thing in Windows?
    but it won't let you actually use the drive?

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    Re: DVD Drive Installation

    Thanks for your help everyone.

    The IDE port on the Motherboard was disabled in the BIOS.

    I'm not normally a very technical computer guy so it didn't automatically spring to mind.

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