I have a Dell 8400 that came with a CDRW and I just added a DVD+/-RW Drive to the second bay. After I installed it and tried a music CD, the sound was terrible and it skipped. It did this with every CD I tried.
I went through all the audio and hardware settings and nothing helped. Thinking it was the DVD that was bad, they sent me another one to try. The same thing happened. The video is fine, the sound is really bad.
Next I moved the DVD to the first bay and the video and sound were perfect. When I put the CDRW in the second bay, the same sound issue came up.
I was using the onboard SoundMAX and thought that might be the problem. I then installed a Sound Blaster Live card and the same sound issue was still there.
Does anyone have any idea’s? Could it be a bad ribbon cable? I’m stumped