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I Replaced My Power Supply and Now My DVD Drive Isn't Working

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November 18, 2012 10:37:56 PM

I bought a new power supply and graphics card based on Wolfshadw's suggestion. It works very well, except for one thing. After I upgraded the power supply and graphics card, my DVD drive won't read discs. I've tried three different discs and none of them work.

Since this was my first time installing a power supply and graphics card, I'm assuming I did something wrong. Everything else seems to be working fine. When I press the eject button, the disc tray comes out and I put a disc in. But it doesn't read on my computer, as if I hadn't put a disc in.

Could there be a problem with the connectors? They're all securely connected. My old power supply only had four things connected and my new one has six different connector types. I connected the four new connectors where the old ones used to go and I left the others alone. Those four connectors are 24-pin and a 4-pin connected to the motherboard, one SATA cable connected to the hard drive and one to the DVD drive.

The remaining, unused cables are a 6-pin PCI-E Cable, a 4-pin Peripheral Cable and a 4-pin floppy cable. Did I make a mistake somewhere?

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November 18, 2012 10:58:54 PM

Check if you bumped the DATA cable to the drive loose.
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November 18, 2012 10:59:45 PM

You obviously have power to the drive. Check your SATA cable connections (both ends), if that doesn't do it, Look in device manager and see if it shows up there - and any warnings. If still nothing, look in BIOS to see if your optical drive is being recognized.
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November 19, 2012 12:25:36 AM

I switched the SATA cables to see if maybe there was something wrong with the one connected to my optical drive. Nope, my computer turned on okay but I still have the same problem with the DVD drive.

I used your suggestions, Friedman. The SATA cable connections are secure on both ends. When I looked in device manager, I found it only recognizes the Hitachi SATA Disk Device, which I think is my hard drive. It's not recognizing my optical drive like it's supposed to, is it? What should I do?
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November 19, 2012 1:28:28 AM

In device manager it should be listed under DVD/CD-ROM Devices, a different area than your hard drive so that should be your optical drive. Is there a model number after Hitachi? You should be able to pull up it's properties by right clicking on it - see what it says
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November 19, 2012 2:15:30 AM

DVD/CD-ROM Devices isn't showing in Device Manager. When I go to My Computer, my DVD drive doesn't appear there, either.

The Hitachi device says, "This device is working properly." Its model number is HDS721010CLA630.
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November 19, 2012 3:04:08 AM

The Hitachi's a hard drive no doubt there. in device manager, "view" you can select "show hidden devices". See if anything that way
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November 19, 2012 3:11:31 AM

Found the problem. When I removed my old power supply, I removed the cable that connects the DVD drive to the motherboard. When I replaced the power supply, I never plugged it back in. I did just now and now it's working perfectly. Thanks for working with me on this, Friedman.
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November 19, 2012 3:13:22 AM

Best answer selected by JamesAtMidnight.
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