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Old ASUS laptop and new (used) DVD drive / Problems

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January 14, 2011 7:49:28 AM

Hi all!

My old DVD drive (ATAPI) died in my ASUS laptop!
Bought a new used one on the same interface/specs, but when it's connected the HDD is not recognized by BIOS!
But the DVD drive works! What to do ? The DVD drive is not on the same connection (secondary) HDD is primary!
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January 14, 2011 1:13:30 PM

Sounds like an old master/slave conflict. Make sure your new DVD is configured (jumper) to support either cable select (CS) or slave. Good luck!
January 14, 2011 2:39:46 PM

Don't see any jumpers on the DVD drive only the ATAPI connection!
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January 14, 2011 3:24:33 PM

What make/model of optical drive did you go with?
January 14, 2011 3:52:38 PM

It's a Toshiba SD-R2312!
Found that the drive is set to Secondary Slave the original Panasonic drive to Secondary Master, is there a way to change this ? HDD is Primary Master. And disapears from BIOS when the Toshiba drive is present.
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January 14, 2011 9:17:15 PM

Found the manual on-line and it provides no means to change settings, but since on the secondary channel, it shouldn't matter. Does your BIOS provide a means to reset to its default configuration? If so, that might reset everything.
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