Lite-on SLW-831S not recognised

I bought this slimline DVD-RW recently to replace a drive in my generic laptop.

I can’t find it on Lite-on’s (incredibly slow) website, but specs can be seen here:

After installing it, it powers on, accepts discs, spins up and spits them out again, but I can’t get the BIOS or Windows to pick the thing up. Initial investigation suggests I’m having problems with master/slave selection, but I could be wrong. I’ve seen stuff about soldering the jumpers in the drive but I don’t want to get into all that before I’m sure about it and void the warranty.

Does anyone have any ideas? Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Welcome to CDFreaks Forum.

I found a master/slave converter SLW-831S.

But how it works I have no idea.