CD-ROM not displaying on my computer?

@healer (1783)
India
December 29, 2007 11:04am CST
I need help this time also, today i unpluged the CD drive and changed to another one but it was not displayed. So, i changed back to the old one but same thing happened. Please somebody help me on this issue, i don't want to take it to some engineers as the charge is too high. I ask a lot of computer stuffs and always get the answers here so, hoping this time also i'll get a solution to my problem. Thanks to you all in advance.... Happy new year to you all...Have a Blessed year.
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6 responses
• United States
29 Dec 07
Now, when the CD Drive is not being displayed on your computer, one, of either four things is happening. The first, and least likely thing, is that your CD Drive is just old now, and is not capable of being displayed on your computer. The second possibility is that you might not have the power supply cord attached to the CD Drive cord, thus allowing it not to get any power to it. The third thing that could be happening is that the ribbon that connects the CD Drive to the computer is either not plugged in, or turned the wrong way. The last possibility is that the jumper for the CD Drive might be set to the wrong setting. If you are running two things on one ribbon, be sure you have one set to Master/CS [depending on your computers configuration] and the other set to a slave. If they ribbon is on a Hard Drive to CD Drive to motherboard, be sure that the hard drive is the master/CS. Always, always, always, make the hard drive the master/CS.
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• India
29 Dec 07
My bet is on the jumper setting. My friend recently bought the sony 20x dvd writer and the jumper was set to master, once he changed it to slave it was working like a charm.
@santuccie (3382)
• United States
29 Dec 07
Setting the jumper to slave doesn't work unless there is another drive connected to that same ribbon as master. Master is drive 0, slave is drive 1. The computer will look for drive 0, and will stop there if it can't find it.
• Greece
30 Dec 07
It has to be an unplugged cable, or a faulty one. Check whether you have plugged the power cable on the CD. Also check if the IDE cable is connected both on the CD and the motherboard. If your computer is not a very old one, the IDE cable cannot be pluged the wrong way. If toy have a really old computer check if you can plug the cable the other way round.
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
29 Dec 07
Disconnect and reconnect the IDE cable to the motherboard and to the cd drive. Sometimes the problem is with the IDE cable, loose connection. Even though you know for sure that it's connected already, just try to connect it again.
@healer (1783)
• India
30 Dec 07
the cable is working fine, and also the drive ejects when the comment is given. Anyway thanks for the response.
• China
30 Dec 07
problem of hardware.I don't know much of it .but most time I'll replace it for a new one if your CD-ROM are in guarantee period.
@healer (1783)
• India
31 Dec 07
Thank you all for your responses, anyway i'ave solved the problem. It was with the hardware itself and since the warrenty was there i replaced it without any problem and now its working perectly fine.
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 08
when you power up the CD Drive is not being displayed on your computer, The firstprobably,is that your CD Drive is just old and is not capable of being displayed on your computer. The second possibility is that you might not have the power supply cord ,check and attached to the CD Drive cord, thus allowing it not to get any power to it. The third thing that could be happening is that the ribbon cable that connects the CD Drive to the computer is either not plugged in, or turned the wrong way. The last possibility is that the jumper for the CD Drive might be set to the wrong setting. If you are running two things on one ribbon, be sure you have one set jumper to Master/CS and the other set to a slave. If the ribbon connect on a Hard Drive to CD Drive to motherboard, be sure that the hard drive is the master,please try it hopefully it can work.
@santuccie (3382)
• United States
29 Dec 07
If all you did was swap drives, and you never changed the jumper pin, the most likely problem is that your ribbon is loose or has a short. Try unplugging the ribbon and plugging it back in. If that doesn't work, try swapping ribbons (they're cheap; make sure you compare gauge with your existing cable).
@CEN7777 (858)
• India
29 Dec 07
Hi healer, Did changed the drive in computer on condition or in off condition.Pl shut down your computer and check all the connection again. Than restart your computer. If drives does not appears than reformate your computer.