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New Sata DVD Writer not responding


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I installed a new Samsung SATA DVD Writer to replace my old faulty IDE writer. The PC recognises it, but it will not respond, by which I mean the door will not open, and if I open it manually and insert a CD, the PC will not read it. This is the first SATA device I have installed. Have I missed something?

The machine is an emachines 5250, Pentium 4, 1.97Gb RAM running Windows XP Pro, SP3

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Power and data cable connected fully at drive and motherboard?

The sata port may not be enabled in BIOS, does the drive show in device manager?

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Hi, I checked the cables, and both are pushed in well. Also, the DVD writer does show up in Device Manager.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Check in BIOS that the SATA port you are connected to is Enabled.

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Hi All, Thanks for reviewing this. Looks like the DVD writer was at fault. Replaced it for a new one and it worked first time.

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Thanks for the feedback

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