Dell M60 doesnt recognise DVD R/RW

By steve257 ยท 4 replies
Nov 2, 2007
  1. Can anyone help please...

    My Dell M60 does NOT recognise my DVD R/RW Player.

    1. Nor does it appear at all when I look under MY COMPUTER

    2. ... and when I look in Device Manager I see 2 errors: Secondary IDE Channel This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12) Communications Port (COM4) This device cannot start. (Code 10)

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You need to replace the DVD R/W drive. Not hard to do but rather expensive for the part
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    reseat the drive. If BIOS still does not see it, the drive needs to be replaced.
  4. steve257

    steve257 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did replace the DVD R/W drive with a new one. The new one was fine for about three weeks (ie I could see it in MY COMPUTER)...... then after about three weeks it dissapeared again. :(
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So you will have to try another drive... and return the 3-week old one
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