Sony nec 5540a

i have a sony nec optiarc ad-5540A - its a dvd/cd rewritable drive for my laptop.

i have a sony nec optiarc ad-5540A in my laptop but my laptop wont pick it up and i dont know why.

can anyone help me??

alex

Could be any number of things. Bad burner, bad connector where drive plugs in. I don’t know if a laptop has an option to enter the BIOS to view hardware and you didn’t supply that information anyway. I assume the drive is not recognized within Windows? Which OS and version are your using?