After a couple of weeks searching the internet and a number of post on the forums i have cracked it! YAHOO! My new drive was’nt working in my laptop (dvd-rw) and i had tried everything. The drive was’nt coming up in the bios and could’nt get the computer to boot up!
This is what ive done:
removed hard drive and put the jumper to slave and replaced.
opened the dvd drive and soldered pins 45 and 47 together and replaced
accessed the bios and changed the primary master to the dvd drive and the primary slave to the hard drive and then rebooted
WARNING!!! this may not work on all laptops!!!