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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Unhappy DVD doesn't work on new mobo

    bought new parts to build a new computer. I bought the mobo [A8N-E] from zipzoomfly, and connected everything yesterday. I pwered up the computer and pressed the DVD open button, but it didn't work. even the DVD LED didn't work, so I checked the DVD and all the cables and they all worked on my computer [that I am now typing on].

    So what do you say? The problem is with the mobo, right?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    San Jose, CA USA
    Try a different power connector in the "bad" computer. I once owned a power supply that had a defective molex connector: One of the leads was pushed in, and wasn't making contact with the pin.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Along with what has already been mentioned,
    Double check jumper setting(s) on all drive(s) on the same ATA cable.
    Test DVD drive in question in another verified working system.
    "I know nothing."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Memphis Tennessee
    I would think the tray would open if the power connector was installed.

    Try using another 4 pin molex connector on the DVD drive. (confirmation of TurtleMan sugestion)

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