DVD rom drive will not spin

February 26, 2009 at 09:46:57
Specs: Windows XP
I just bought a complete system and put it together but when i turned it on my dvd rom drive will not spin so i unplugged the ide cable and it started spining so i changed it over to be the master drive and its still doing the same thing any help would be greatly apprecited. thank you

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#1
February 26, 2009 at 10:11:21
I am not sure what incorrect jumper settings would have to do with the drive spinning a disk.

That said, If that IDE optical drive is connected to a cable with another drive on the cable you must have jumpers set to work together. Either use Master on one and slave on the other or cable select (cs) on both.

If the other drive is your Windows boot drive then it must be configured as the Master. When using CS the drive connected to the END connector will work as the Master.


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#2
February 26, 2009 at 13:33:47
Its the only drive that i have in the system. Whenever i plug in the ide cable the drive goes dead.

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#3
February 26, 2009 at 13:42:49
You must have a hard drive in there too. Is the hard drive a SATA type or IDE?

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#4
February 26, 2009 at 13:57:30
its sata

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#5
February 26, 2009 at 14:36:29
How do you know the drive stops spinning? Do you see any lights on the front of the drive?

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#6
February 26, 2009 at 18:29:46
The lights dont light up the disk tray will not open or close and i can here it spinning and when i plug in the ide cable it stops .

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#7
February 26, 2009 at 20:35:46
You may have blown the IDE controller. You shouldn't be connecting/disconnecting anything inside the case while under power.

What you describe makes no sense. If the drive has power then the tray should operate. If a disk is in the drive and the spindle is turning then the light should be on.

You need to study how to assemble a PC more before continuing.


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#8
February 26, 2009 at 21:24:34
I know that some IDE hard drives won't spin up if the IDE cable is reversed, optical drives may be the same. When I first realized this, it took me over 30 minutes to figure that out. The hard drive would spin up with the IDE cable unplugged, but not with it connected. I reversed the connection of the IDE cable and it worked fine. I can't remember if I reversed the connection at the motherboard or at the drive. Some IDE cables are keyed, some aren't. I happened to be using one that wasn't keyed, which is why I got it installed backwards.

The red stripe on the cable must be on the side closest to the power connector. For the motherboard side, the pins should be numbered. There should be a 1 on the side of the connector on the motherboard where the red stripe on the cable should be.

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#9
February 27, 2009 at 11:27:16
The ide cable that i have has a raised groove on one side the mother board and the drive both have a notch to where it fits into and i dont think i hurt anything by plugging and unplugging the cable be cause it has been doing this since i put it together.

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#10
February 27, 2009 at 12:23:39
Well, if you didn't you are lucky. However, the symptoms you describe are not normal behavior. Did you understand the information in #8?

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#11
February 27, 2009 at 13:04:46
Yes .

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