Something wrong with my CD Writer

  Elyvate 11:10 24 Sep 03
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Over the past month I have been having trouble with my CD writer. A lot of the time when i switch my computer on the light is constantly flashing and when I push the eject button nothing happens. I also go into My Computer and the drive is not there. I have made sure the cables are firmly pushed in etc...
After maybe 3 or 4 times of rebooting I might be able to get it work but that is only a maybe.
Is this thing on the way out??
Thanks

  MAJ 11:32 24 Sep 03

It's hard to say whether it's on it's way out, Elyvate. A couple of things I would try are:

1. Remove the drive from Device Manager, and reboot, let Windows detect it again.

2. Change the IDE ribbon cable for one that you know is working, it might be that the cable is faulty.

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