Fitting a dvd rw in place of a dvd player

[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-115DBK. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]hi can someone help?
i have a medion pc with a double dvd reader and a dvd rw, my dvd reader got jammed and i am trying to replace it with a dvd rw, it wont accept the drive, it does not show up in the system and the old dvd rw does not work. the computer will not boot up after connecting the new drive also.
thanks
mark

Hi and Welcome,

please check the jumper position. The new drive’s jumper needs to be set to the same position (Master/Slave/Cable Select) as with the old drive.
Additionally, Pioneer drives need to be connected using an 80 conductor IDE cable.

Michael

Did you connect the drive to it’s own EIDE connector, or are you sharing with HDD and single ribbon cable? I’m guessing the latter, if so then, set the optical to slave(center connection on ribbon cable) and HDD to master(end of cable)…

EDIT: looks like mciahel typed faster…:slight_smile:

thank you all working perfectly!!!:slight_smile: