Optical Drive Woes

vbimport

#1

I’ve tried 3 different DVD burners & couldn’t get any of them to function. I did the OS install with an ASUS DVD-E616P2, dvd-rom. That worked fine. Then I replaced it with a Pioneer 108 . I couldn’t get it to be recognized or get the tray to open. Next I tried the Plex 712 SATA, that was recognized & the tray would open, but it wouldn’t read or spin the discs. 3rd burner was the Benq DW1620. Got it recognized in BIOS & WXP sp2, but the led wouldn’t come on, nor would the tray open.

I tried different cables, different jumper settings, different power leads, reinstalled drivers, flashed back from 1003.007 to 1002 BIOS… :frowning:

Sooooo, the last thing I could think of was the psu. May not be but I’ll eliminate that possibility tomorrow when my PC & Power Cooling Turbo 510 arrives!

I rma’d all the optical drives & I’ve got the following burners to work with over Christmas break; once I get the new psu installed:

Benq DW1620
Plextor PX-712A
Plextor PX-712SA
AOpen DVD1648/AAP (DVD-ROM)

My goal is to get 2, (ok maybe 3 ) of the above working. :bigsmile:

Any thoughts?


#2

whatz ur IDE and SATA setup regarding Master/Slave arrangement ?
u did remember to set the jumper caps on each drive [optical and IDE HDD to the correct jumper setting ] and configured BIOS options to match ?


#3

whatz ur IDE and SATA setup regarding Master/Slave arrangement

SATA does not have/need master/slave settings. It’s 1 drive per connection.

When IDE, I installed by itself. tried both master & cable select. Also tried several different ide cables. BIOS was set to AUTO.


#4

Yeah the PSU sounds like the issue to me. What’s the wattage on your current unit? I recommend that you don’t install more devices into your machine if your PSU is already fully loaded. Very very bad things could happen resulting in damage to your hardware.


#5

It’s an OCZ Powerstream 520, a very recommended unit. Maybe I got a bad one. I’m returning it & buying a PC Power & Cooling 510 Turbo. :bow:

That’ll elimante any power issues! :bigsmile:

(It was supposed to be here Thursday, but bad weather in the midwest region of the us of a, delayed delivery til the 27th. :sad: