Help! SONY DW-D26A Device not Found

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#1

I have just bought this internal Sony DVD RW drive and I am getting the message device not found after installing it.

It came with no CD, no cable and I can’t seem to locate any support for this drive on the Sony website. I have tried looking for drivers but to no avail…

I am running window XP and have never had this problem before when fitting new drives…I would be very grateful for some help.

Thanks :bow:


#2

you are sure that jumper placement at rear of drive is correct for master/slave setup ?
is drive recognised in BIOS ?
also that sony is OEM Lite-On 1673s. checkout the lite-on sub forum in dvd recorder section


#3

Hi thanks for your reply.

Yes jumper is on correct setting and no the BIOS does not recognise the drive either it is very frustrating.

I will have a look at that forum to see if i can find any further clues!


#4

next thing i sugest is it could be the ide cable. you may have a 40 pin cable, whereas i am sure that sony drive will require an 80 pin ide cable. they LOOK similar, but there is a big difference in UDMA etc transfer rate and device compatibility
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html


#5

OK…i will try and get one of those cables and see if it works.

Thanks again for your help and advice