Can't Boot from DVD/CD
Posted on 2006-04-29
I am building a new system for a friend and I can't seem to get the Plextor DVD player to work. It is one of the few parts from the old system and it worked fine there. After I first installed everything the door would open on its own power but it wouldn't read the disk. It didn't even feel like it tried to spin up. I tried swapping it out with an old CDrom. The door wouldn't even open. When I tried reconnecting the Plextor, its door wouldn't open now. I tried different IDE ribbons and power connections and none have helped. I am loading the system right now with my USB CDrom but I am stumped on this internal drive.
The DVD just sits there with the green light flashing 3 times then repeats. I have tried to find the meaning of the light flashing 3 times but so far no good.