I have a computer?

United States
September 28, 2006 1:41pm CST
my computer does not recognize my dvd writer at times, usually a reboot works and it shows up as an Icon under my computer sometimes not. without changing or moving anything If I reboot it self recognizes. How can I fix this?
6 responses
@lrajnish (171)
• India
22 Oct 06
You need to check 2 things... 1. SMPS (if it has enough Wattage to support all devices you have installed) 2. The DATA CABLE that connects the Motherboard and DVD
• United States
23 Oct 06
I have changed the cable and now everything is fine, thanks for the suggestions.
@benz81 (1)
• Indonesia
16 Oct 06
try to unplug data cabel and power cabel then plug again but diferrent plug in secondary slave.
• United States
16 Oct 06
Thanks I actually eplaced the cabele and everything seems to be fine so far, no misreads as of yet.
29 Sep 06
I'd definately agree, open it up, check the cords, first priority! Try some different ones. Ground yourself before touching anything inside.
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
28 Sep 06
thats major hardware failure try changing memory
@MisterR (171)
• Netherlands
28 Sep 06
How old is the computer it could be that the DVD does not get enough power from the Powersupply at times. The newer boards do ask alot of power from the Power supply. But it could very well be that the the powercable or the datacable is not connected correctly or damaged.
@XuryaZ (479)
• India
28 Sep 06
try opening the CPU & se the cord i attached correctly or not. see if its loose or something. buy a new cord & try. & if it still doesnt work. give it to a computer shop 2 see wats the prob.