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Notebooks problem with dvd drive (new laptop)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kill_me_quick, 31 Mar 2006.

  1. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    Just bought a laptop, booted fine and went to install a program.

    When I got into my computer there was no dvd drive shown, nor in device manager. Went into the bios and there is no drive showing.

    Could this be a problem that the drive isnt connected or just a software fault.

    Obviously they have to install windows using the cd drive so it must have worked then.

    Many thanks
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    My mate had the exact same problem, turns out it was a design flaw, and you had to pust the drive further into the bay to make the connection, and then reboot so it would recognise it.

    Give it a shot, it might be what's happening to yours.

    I'm assuming it's still under warranty?

    Edit:

    IIRC a lot of companies just pre-load straight to the HDD before installing it, so it could have been missed.
     
  3. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    Ill give that a go, it might work.
    Yeah its still under warrenty I got it just over an hour ago, although the "VOID" sticker is a little bit "scratched"
     
  4. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    Cheers mate, that just worked. Have an eBeer on me
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