DVD drive disappeared

  weeve 18:08 13 Dec 04

My second DVD drive without any recourse seems to have disappeared.
It has been fine for 2 years. It was there yesterday and has now vanished on boot up.
Jas anyone any suggestions.

  Totally-braindead 18:13 13 Dec 04

My first thought is the ribbon cable has cmoe adrift, open your case and make sure its seated properly. Unless of course theres no power to it, does it open and close? Is it listed under my computer?

  Totally-braindead 18:14 13 Dec 04

Meant to say "come adrift" sorry.

  weeve 18:40 13 Dec 04

No - cables are fine.
No - the door doesn't open, there appears to be no power and the drive isn't recognised anywhere.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:51 13 Dec 04

1. does it show in the POST screen

2. Do leds flash when booting PC

3. Is it shown in BIOS

4. Is it shown in device manager

  weeve 20:17 13 Dec 04

As I booted up to check the post screen, the DVD returned as if by magic.
Thanks Totally-Braindead and fruit bat.

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