I’m new to the forum and am hoping you computer whizzes can help me .
I have an Acer Aspire desktop. It has a Lite On DVDRW SHW-160P6S burner, which has been playing up (slot not opening etc), and I thought it would be good to have 2 burners. I bought an LG Super Multi DVD Rewiter (GSA-H62N). I wasn’t aware of IDE and Sata (computer dope!), and when I tried to install the LG burner, I couldn’t find where to attach it to the mother board. I rang LG & they told me I needed a Sata connector. I bought a Ritmo PCI to Sata + IDE card, and installed it into the motherboard slot the guy in the computer shop showed me. I also installed the software that came with it.
I attached the LG burner power plug to the Lite On dual power plug (think it must be there for master/slave purposes). The light on the LG burner comes on, so I think the power source is working, but I can’t get my computer to recognise the LG burner!!! It simply doesn’t work (other than opening up :a)
When I boot up, it says “…Scanning IDE Drives… No device attached to Fast Trak”.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this problem? I’ve checked and rechecked the cables and attachments and they all seem fine. Do you reckon it would be better to ditch the LG and just buy another IDE burner and have a master slave set up?
Thanks for you help in advance.