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Wierd DVD-RW Problems with Power AND IDE

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Oct 14, 2004
Pittsburgh, PA
I have this DVD-RW Burner from Newegg in my computer. I've had it since September without any problems. But I've run into a problem. It stopped working yesterday so I've been fiddling with the cabling. It didn't appear to be getting any power. Well I figured out what is wrong.

If I plug in JUST the power cable, the drive powers up fine. If I plug in the power AND the IDE cable, the drive acts dead. What's wrong??


Senior Yellow Forum Rat
Jan 17, 2003
Centennial, Colorado
hmm, have you checked the cable to see if it has a cut in it? Or possibly in backwards? Have you tried a different cable? Checked the master/slave jumpers? Tried a different IDE channel?