DVD burner problem

By anthony_curtis
Apr 22, 2004
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  1. Is anyone able to HELP me!!

    I have just bought a nec 8x dvd-rw i have set it up in my computer. it was all working fine. and later that day i was playing on one of my games, and about 20 mins into the game everything just shut down, and if i were to press the power button nothing happens. Inside the psu that fan will spin soon as i hit the power button, then it stops.
    it just wont come on atall.

    If sombody has any ideas please let me know,
    as i would be really greatful

    thank you
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    First you may be using more power than your PSU supplies. Try unplugging the new device and try powering on the machine again. It sounds like the PSU is struggling.
  3. anthony_curtis

    anthony_curtis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    my psu ...

    My PSU should be able to handle as it is a 400W, before i had bought this 8x dvd-rw it was running a standard 52 x cd-drive, cd-rw and a dvd player.

    any other suggestions

    please get back to me

    thank you
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Do you have any CDs/DVDs in the drive(s)? These take a lot of power to spin up.
  5. anthony_curtis

    anthony_curtis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no

    When i was on the game, and i said it just shut down, that was it, it will not power up atall,
  6. anthony_curtis

    anthony_curtis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i have fixed the problem, my psu had a faulty wire,
    thank you for everyones help
    really gretful
  7. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

    Glad you got it fixed.
    Thanks for posting back to let us know what the resolution was ;)
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