Install DVR RW by Replacing old CD RW

  jgoodlad 15:38 13 Feb 05

I have tried to replace by old CD RW by directly replacing it with a DVD RW, using same Data Link and Power link. For some reason this is not working and my PC now starts to boot up but stops at a black screen, I have put my old CD RW back in and it is working perfectly well. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong ?

  stalion 15:40 13 Feb 05

are you setting the jumpers the same?

  jgoodlad 15:44 13 Feb 05

Sorry, not sure what Jumpers are. Never done this before, the shop that sold me the DVD writer told me all I had to do was take one out and put the otherone back in its place.

  stalion 15:48 13 Feb 05

have a look at your cd player and you will see a little red piece of plastic at the rear this is to set the jumper, you need to make sure it is on the same pins on your dvd drive.You can gently remove the plastic and put it where required

  jgoodlad 15:51 13 Feb 05

Thanks, I am just logging off to try this, will let you know how I get on in a minute.

  bretsky 15:51 13 Feb 05

Look at this click here

bretsky ;0)

  stalion 15:51 13 Feb 05

diagram here to help you click here

  jgoodlad 16:07 13 Feb 05

Fantastic, thanks for your help, it is working fine now. What is the best software for copying DVD's ? I have Nero but this is not showing a DVD copying facility, is it just Copy Disc ?

  greenlamp 16:09 13 Feb 05

What version of nero

  jgoodlad 16:11 13 Feb 05

Nero 6

  greenlamp 16:28 13 Feb 05

you should be able to select between cd and dvd,
it won't however allow you to copy encrypted [commercila] dvd's

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