dvd drive not detected in bios or windows

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February 5, 2010 at 03:12:22
Specs: Windows XP
Purchased this tower from ebay, turned it on to find the dvd drive is not showing in my computer.
checked in device manager and not there.
So I checked in the bios not detected. Checked all the connections nothing happening.
Had a look on the techy forums and the general conclusion was a dead dvd drive.
so purchased the lg dvd drive and all that happened when I installed it was raid controller appeared in device manager under other devices with a yellow question mark.
I have no idea what this is or if it has anything to do with the dvd drive. Please help!!!!

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#1
February 5, 2010 at 03:54:15
Ide or sata optical drive? Did bios see the device correct? Have u try change data cable?

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#2
February 5, 2010 at 04:01:09
Hi its a sata and bios doesnt see it at all. Dont have any other cables to try

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#3
February 5, 2010 at 05:32:05
If you just bought it and it was a new machine, you should contact the seller. The fact that a raid controller option is displayed indicates that the bios detected 2 sata drives. Is your hard drive sata also?

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#4
February 5, 2010 at 06:43:19
Hi,
To be fair to the seller he has said I can return it, but wanted to make sure it wasn't something that could be easily remedied by myself.
The hard drive has the wide tape type connections so not sure.

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#5
February 5, 2010 at 06:58:50
The wide tape connection is called an IDE cable. So you have a sata dvd player. Check your BIOS to make sure SATA is enabled. You could also check to see if there is a BIOS update for your Mobo concerning Sata capabilities being enabled. Another option is to use an IDE burner and slave it in the existing IDE ribbon. Good Luck. I would ask the builder how to fix it first though. You paid him for a working machine.

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