|I just checked the bios settings, and both the IDE Channel's say "Not Detected". I couldn't find anyplace in the BIOS for Hybrid or Composite settings. I'm using an Asus M3A32-MVP DELUXE Motherboard, I'm looking to check if there are similar settings for Hybrid / Comp settings but since it simply says "Not Detected", I'm not sure it's even looking. I'm not sure where to even look however in the BIOS for that specific setting. I'm from the school of "if you don't know 100% of what a setting does, then don't touch it".|
I have tried to open the drive with just power connected to it in the past and it doesn't respond. I have tried it with the DVD drive installed in the case using the tower power supply, and the external power supply from my Universal Drive Adapter (that thing is awesome btw), and except from the first time I connected it, the power light has never come on. That was with the original and new IDE Ribbon. That tray has only opened for me the very first time I connected it, and that was before I was put into the tower. I have also tried multiple power connections as the Power Supply is modular and let's me try different configurations of SATA and 4 pin power connections.Currently the drive is connected with a 4 pin connector to both my Primary HDD and the DVD, so I know there is power going through. And Yes, I have also tried it with a 4 pin connector that only goes to the drive, nothing else, and it still doesn't open. Maybe it's just done.
I'm thinking its got to be the port, and by connecting another device to the bad port, may have done something to the drive itself. What? I have no idea, but either way, it's not opening and not getting found in BIOS.
Thanks again for all the suggestions, I think I'm just gonna toss the while IDE setup and go 100% SATA, since it's only the DVD drive that's IDE now anyway.