Slimline SATA DVD drive...hmmmm Tags: SATA Power Components Last response: August 2, 2010 1:13 PM in Components Share lmartinefc August 2, 2010 12:40:27 PM Hi Using an LG slimline sata drive. Connected apapter to it so that gets power from floppy connector. Plug sata into mobo power on Drive open and stays open. Close it, tries to read, no disk, so spits tray out again Put a disk in, then power on, it will read the disk (and if it bootable, will allow me to install windows from it) But if the disk drive is empty, when trying to POST it spits out the tray, or POST hangs.... Please help, got a nice new system and cant get a DVD drive to work! More about : slimline sata dvd drive hmmmm WR2 August 2, 2010 1:04:03 PM Try using a SATA power cable instead of the floppy power adapter. lmartinefc August 2, 2010 1:09:50 PM I would do that but its slimline SATA...so its shorter than a standard sata power cable. Thats why I purchased this adapter specifically made for these drives. Driving me crazy thought. if there's a disk in, it will POST, read disk, install of disk Try starting now disk, POST hangs and keeps spitting out tray if you close it ? Related resources Slimline dvd drive-atx mobo - Forum Slimline to normal desktop sata adapter/cable? - Forum Need help On finding SATA cables for HDD and DVD drive - Forum iMac SuperDrive DVD SATA cable/convertor - Forum Will SSD work with the SATA slimline connector? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lmartinefc August 2, 2010 1:12:10 PM This is the one I purchased http://www.ebuyer.com/product/184678 With this drive http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/LG-GT20NAUAA-8x-DVDR-6xD... lmartinefc August 2, 2010 1:13:00 PM Hmm says it's sata 1.5, will that have anything to do with it, considering my mobo (and all pretty much) are sata 3 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBought new DVD drives, not realizing they were SATA Forum How many watts or amps, are slim / slimline CD/DVD drives -generally? Forum Locate adapter CABLE Not board for slimline DVD to IDE Forum SolvedWant to Install PATA DVD Drive in SATA Motherboard. Need help. Forum SolvedHow to connect IDE DVD writer, SATA HD to motherboard Forum SolvedSATA HDD not detected but DVD drive detected Forum SolvedReplacing a IDE dvd burn drive with a SATA burn drive? Forum SolvedConnecting DVD writer: Sata 6Gb/s or Sata 3Gb/s? Forum SolvedWhat PC Part has the SATA DATA cable so I can install my DVD disc drive? Forum SolvedDoes the Philips DVD+/-RW DVD 8701 Optical drive have Sata ports Forum SolvedBest sata dvd rw Forum SolvedWill a DVD drive SATA power cable supply 12V, 5V, or 3.3V? Forum SolvedWill a sata1 dvd drive work from a sata2 port? Forum my computer does not see my sata dvd drive Forum SolvedSATA converter for DVD drive in laptops? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !