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i installed a DVD RW from an old computer into my new computer but the computer wont recognise it and an error message appears when i start up the computer. in the old computer 3 cables were attached to it and i can only attach 2 in the new computer. any help would be greatly appreciated and i am really struggling to get it working.

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I assume the one that you couldn't plug in was a 4 pin slim cable.

If so don't worry about it.

Well from what I have seen leaving a Drive over a period of time makes it useless.

You can try to Clean the inside by Blowing in it with a can of compressed air. Don't blow with your mouth, you may get it wet.

If the drive doesn't open you can use a pin or a unfolded paperclip and insert it in a small hole right under the tray and pressing the eject button.

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i have now got my computer to regognise it (thankyou) but when i try to access it on my computer an error message appears saying:
E:/ is not accessable. incorrect function.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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the Lens may still be dirty, either blow more or to completely clean it out. Or give up on it and get another drive. Which is what I do.

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I don't want to give up on it as I have burned somehthing using it but the computer just displays that error message when I try to access the drive through my computer

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Wait r u saying, you were able to burn from the drive, but you can't read the same Disc that you burned.

See what happenes is the lens gets Dirty, if you can find a lens cleaner that may help you, but I don't see any anymore.

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