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#39384 13-Aug-2009 13:36
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Have had some issues lately with my LG DVD - not sure what the model is ( non Blu-ray tho).  No boot up the IDE channel doesnt see the DVD drve even though it is on auto detection in the BIOS.  Have taken it back to the place I purchased it from and they managed to get it to be see in 10 quick minutes!!! they said that it had been turned off in the BIOS. But since Im a thickie when it comes to computers I couldnt seem to turn it back on now it has disappeared AGAIN!!!

My main question is have I got some bug that none of the many scans, with the software on my computer as well as online, have failed to ID. Or do I have a hardware issue that need a tech to open up the box to fix??

Any info would be great, thanks


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  #246041 13-Aug-2009 14:46
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I would recommend that you take it back and let them look at it again. Mention it turns itself on and off.

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  #247148 16-Aug-2009 10:57
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Have you checked your power and data cables? I've seen this happening when the power/data cables are faulty. Test it in some other system and see how it works out (if you don't have a spare data cable or power rail)

Also, an important point to note is that nowadays it doesn't matter if a drive is enabled/disabled in the BIOS, the OS will always see it regardless.


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  #247410 16-Aug-2009 23:08
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your not trying to put it on an IBM netvista are you... i had some troubles a while back with a LG branded one. windows would recognise it but the bios would not boot from it.

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