Hi

My CD-writer (HP CD-writer plus 9150i) is not detected by the BIOS.
I have had it for several years (since I got the computer) and have
not used it much. The problem where there from the beginning I think.
However during short periods (typically a week) it has been working,
or at least detected by the BIOS and OS. Right now it is not working
however.
It have it configured as slave on an IDE cable with another CD-drive.
I tried removing the other drive and setting the CD-writer to master
without luck. I then used the same power cable which works fine for
the other CD. Anyhow it seems that power supply is the problem since
it will not open/close.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance / Fred

Hi

My CD-writer (HP CD-writer plus 9150i) is not detected by the BIOS.
I have had it for several years (since I got the computer) and have
not used it much. The problem where there from the beginning I think.
However during short periods (typically a week) it has been working,
or at least detected by the BIOS and OS. Right now it is not working
however.
It have it configured as slave on an IDE cable with another CD-drive.
I tried removing the other drive and setting the CD-writer to master
without luck. I then used the same power cable which works fine for
the other CD. Anyhow it seems that power supply is the problem since
it will not open/close.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance / Fred

hiya

from what you have described it sounds as though you could have a defective IDE cable. i would suggest that you purchase another ide cable and try that inside the machine.
before doing this however please check that you have your current IDE cable the right way round in both the motherboard and your device. there should be a red line down one side of the cable that signifies 'pin1'. this should be matched with pin one on both the device and your board.

if having tried this and also tried another IDE cable there is a possibility that you would have a defective IDE channel on your motherboard and at this stage i would try the other IDE channel.

at this stage i wouldn't suggest a power problem but it is possible. if you have a spare connector then by all means try it.:)