I Need Help On An External Dvd Drive

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#1

I Have A Laptop Compaq Presario 900, With 2 Usb Ports, I Ave Just Bought A Liteon Dvd+r/+rw Drive Model (sohw-1653sx) But When I Connect It I Get A Message, Usb Device Not Recognized. When I Then Look In The Device Manager In The Usb Hub The Device Is There But As An Unknown Device.

Does Anyone Know House To Solve This Prob


#2

What version of Windows are you running and are these version 1 USB ports?


#3

im using widows xp and they are version 1 usb ports


#4

Not gonna work then, USB 1.1 is only fast enough to burn a cd at 4x, and no there are no workarounds, if your LiteOn and your laptop have a firewire port you can try that way.


#5

The Liteon drive should be detected on a verion 1 USB port but it won’t work very well anyway. A 1653sx requires USB 2.0 to perform correctly - the USB v1 is just not fast enough to achieve more than about 1x DVD speed. If your Notebook has a PCMCIA port then you can get a USB 2.0 PCMCIA adapter, which may also fix your detection problem as well :wink:


#6

I have a Compaq 900 US laptop I recently upgraded it to USB 2.0 ports with a PMCICA card by Dlink The model is Dlink DUB C2 Follow the install instructions to the letter and you will have 2 USB 2.0 ports fully functional. Cost about 39.00 US.

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Good Luck