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Bios don't see my cdrom

A Gateway Solo 9300 landed on my lap with a Teac dv-25e Dvdrom fully functional. I have an extra cd-r/rw Panasonic ujda310l but the bios is refusing to recognize. I inspected the unit inside out and everything looks fine, no burns, no cables cut etc. Should I call it a day or is there something else I can do. Thanks
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Brahami
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ShadowWarrior111Commented:
Although certain CDROM doesn't appear in BIOS, it can still be detected by windows. First of all, can you see the CDROM in windows?
Btw, does you set your CDR/W drive as a master or slave? Make sure you set the jumper correctly. In BIOS, turn on all the IDE hardware detection to auto, so that it is easier for you to detect the drive. You can also remove the DVD drive first and try it with only the CDRW drive pluged to your pc.
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BrahamiAuthor Commented:
Windows doesn't see it eather. I forgot to mention that it's a laptop so no jumbers.. I turned bios ide detection to auto and didn't help, it just turned to none. A led light for cdrom activity is on for the dvdrom till the bios accepts it but for the cdrom, it stays always on..
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BrahamiAuthor Commented:
Windows doesn't see it eather. I forgot to mention that it's a laptop so no jumbers.. I turned bios ide detection to auto and didn't help, it just turned to none. A led light for cdrom activity is on for the dvdrom till the bios accepts it but for the cdrom, it stays always on..
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ShadowWarrior111Commented:
Hmm.. This seem to be a hardware problem. The lights which constantly turned on show there is some problem with the CDRW. First of all, make sure the CDRW is not faulty. The best way is to try it on another laptop.
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netmageCommented:
pin 1 cable alignment correct?

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deroodeCommented:
Netmage means:

If you connect the cable upside down (pin 1 on 40 and vice versa) the light on the CD-ROM is always on, so this seems to be the case (in your case)...
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
Brahami,

Have you tried updating the BIOS for the laptop?  www.gateway.com
Or post the system serial number and I'll find a direct download link.

-dog*
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BrahamiAuthor Commented:
Thanks you all so much.
The bios of the laptop is up to date.
I Try to flash the cdrom but if the bios do not see it, nor does the flash program... Maybe the person that had it before me try to flash it and destroy it. I would have forget the whole deal, if gateway didn't ask for a crazy amount to sell me a new one..
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
Well, sounds like its either dead completely or just incompatible with your system...will Gateway not warranty the CDRW drive (or did it not come with this system)?

-dog*
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BrahamiAuthor Commented:
Thanks dogztar, dvd came with the system so no warranty, i think its time came to an end...
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BrahamiAuthor Commented:
Thanks dogztar, dvd came with the system so no warranty, i think its time came to an end...
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ShadowWarrior111Commented:
If can, find another CDRW drive any try it again on your laptop. It may just because your laptop is uncompatible with your existing CDRW.
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