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cdrom not detected =[

By akabubblbutt
Nov 25, 2006
  1. so i just got my motherboard back and put everything back together; everything works fine but the cdrom is not detected. i went into the bios and checked if it was being detected but it wasnt. it says primary ide slave not detected; if someone could please help thatd be awesome thanks.
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    check the jumpers settings.

    data and power cables secured properly?

    does the drive light up when you turn it on?
     
  3. akabubblbutt

    akabubblbutt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    jumper settings?

    umm the only things that i have connected from the cdrom is the ribbon cable and the power cable and both are securily connected
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    make sure you dont have the ribbon connected backwards.
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    go to bios set all drive devices to auto
    jumper on cd-rom must be on master or slave
     
  6. akabubblbutt

    akabubblbutt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ribbon only goes in one way. and if i change the primary ide slave to cdrom it gives me some kind of error.
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I could be wrong but it doesn't seem as if you understand what a jumper is on an optical drive. Look at the back of the optical drive and look for a tiny plastic/metal bridge (jumper). There should be some printing stamped on the back referring to CS = cable select, SL = slave, and MA = master. Check this site (click here) for an illustration about 1/2 way down the page.

    In order for the optical drive to be recognized, the jumper on the back must be set correctly. How many optical drives do you have? If two, where on the ribbon is the optical drive in question connected?
     
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    what is some kind of error?
    is that a setting in bios or the jumper setting on back of cd-rom
    if set as master should be at end of cable set as slave should be in middle
    thats should be I have set them in diff positions and they drives worked fine
    never used cable select
     
  9. akabubblbutt

    akabubblbutt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i meant in the bios for when i change the primary ide slave to detect only the cdrom. on the cdrom is set to primary slave yet it doesnt seem to detect it. =[
     
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