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My optical drive won't work to let me install windows 7! Help!!!

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  • Windows 7
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January 3, 2013 4:37:20 PM

Got my first build put together, only the optical drive won't work. No led, nothing. Can't open it to put in my windows 7 disc. I tried two different sata cables, so its not a bad cable. When that didn't work, I figured the optical drive might just be doa, so i ordered another one. This one won't work either. I honestly don't know what to do. Help!! D:

Edit: I just used the sata 3 cable from my optical drive on my hard drive to test if it was a bad cable. The hard drive was recognized just fine, and considering I've already tried two different power cables and 2 different data cables, I can confirm that it is not a matter of a bad cable.

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January 3, 2013 4:47:44 PM

Have you connected both the power cable and the data cable? Sounds like the drive is not the problem.
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January 3, 2013 4:49:53 PM

Aristotelian said:
Have you connected both the power cable and the data cable? Sounds like the drive is not the problem.


Yup, they are both connected.
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January 3, 2013 6:13:38 PM

Have you tried a different power connector.. on a different power segment if nothing else is on that one. I've seen both bad power connectors in a segment from PSU's and also whole segments not work.
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January 3, 2013 6:37:16 PM

jay2tall said:
Have you tried a different power connector.. on a different power segment if nothing else is on that one. I've seen both bad power connectors in a segment from PSU's and also whole segments not work.


Yeah, I did. Two different power connectors, each on a different segment. And I also know its not a problem with the data cable, because like I said, I took it out of the optical drive and plugged it into my hard drive, and the bios still recognized it just fine. But when I went to plug it back into the optical drive, nothing.
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