computer does not detect dvd

Ibm / 6342klu
January 18, 2010 at 10:27:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP home, 1.002 GHz / 254 MB
i replaced my cd-rw/dvd with a dvdrw/cdrw but not recognized by computer at all....not even in bios...help

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#1
January 18, 2010 at 10:35:42
What type of DVD player is it. IDE (wide ribbon) or Sata. Is it brand new and know to work or a used one?

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#2
January 18, 2010 at 10:37:38
it is ide.....used on out of my other computer...hp 640

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#3
January 18, 2010 at 11:04:48
Where did u connect it(mobo or pci ide card)?

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#4
January 18, 2010 at 11:14:33
connected to mobo....just unplugged cables from old dvd/cdrw and connected dvdrw/cdrw

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#5
January 18, 2010 at 11:27:26
Ok, there's a red srtipe on the ribbon. The red stripe had to be on the right closest to the power connector. Is it? and is the power connector firmly seated along with the ribbon.

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#6
January 18, 2010 at 11:57:47
no that is not the problem.....i have two hard drives connected to one ide as master and slave......cdrom on separate ide cable....when i disconnect cdrom and connect dvd to ide...computer dont recognize it....when i take off one of my hard drives and make dvd slave it recognizes it....but the ide that runs my cdrom wont recognize it

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#7
January 18, 2010 at 12:25:51
OK, check you bios settings to make sure you have the second ide channel enabled.

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#8
January 18, 2010 at 12:47:46
@grasshopper
hi, where others go? For sometime i see u & me responding post in this forum.

@jerry
try to swap ide cables.


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#9
January 18, 2010 at 12:57:35
I don't know Kuwese, maybe they're working or their wives have them doing chores, Ha !!!!

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