LG 4167B stopped reading CDs after buying a new mobo



i upgraded my old rig yesterday to:

INTEL Pentium D - 2.6 (805) DUAL CORE- 2X1MB Cache, 533Mhz-775PI
1GB Samsung DDR II - 533 - Samsung Original

i had this “old” parts:

Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM 8MB WD1600JB
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM 8MB

i pluged all hardware in it’s place, DVD burner 2 the red IDE chanle set as master, 2 HDDs (master & slave) on green IDE chanle and turned on the PC. while it was booting, i saw that the HDDs wern’t recognized by bios!
XP’s logo came up as it should, but then i got a blue screen for less then a second and an auto restart!
i double checked all cables and jumbers, and all is set correctly.

so i removed the extra HD, and set one HD as master on a single cable and burner as master on single cable. same problem.

i replaces the location, i mean i placed the burner on the green IDE2 chanle, and the HDDs on the red IDE1 chanle. pc got up, and all working great, but now the burner can’t read any discs!

in other forum, i was told that i can’t connect the burner to the green chanle, cuz it will never work on it!
so now, i have 2 replace the locations again, and place the HDDs on the green chanle and the burner on the red one. but already tried it before and it didn’t helped! so what can i do?


According to the info I see here and If I remember correctly the newer Intel chipsets have only one P ATA connector and the rest are S ATA. If your Hard drives are P ATA you will have to get a compatible IDE controller to work with your optical drives/DVD Burners. You may be able to use the Southbridge controller in IDE mode and run your hard drives from the raid controller in IDE mode. If you do a little research on your controllers you should be able to find out if they are compatible with optical drives. Let us know.:slight_smile:


i have 2 ATA-133 HDDS (look first post), so basically i only have one IDE port for the 3 ATA devices i have!? strange no1 warned me about it, in the other forum i’m in.
i’m sorry i didn’t understand u right, what can i do now?
i’m kind of a noob in this section, can u plz guid step-by-step?

a quate from the manufacture site

Internal I/O Connectors
4 x Serial ATA II 3.0Gb/s connectors
1 x UDMA ATA 100/66/33 connectors
2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 connectors (For HDDs only)
1 x FDD connector
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector (supports 4 ports)
3 x Cooling fan pin headers

there r 3 ata chanles, one for burner other 2 for hdds…