Computer won't boot when combo drive added.

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Selfdestructo - Apr 29, 2010 at 03:44 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Apr 30, 2010 at 07:14 PM
Hello. I just got a new used computer (3 yrs old). It only has a cd drive so I'm trying to switch it out for the CDRW/DVD drive in my old computer. When I make the switch the computer won't start. Nothing appears on the monitor. The only thing that happens is that the combo drive spins a few times and it will open and close.

I've also tried unplugging the power cord and holding down the power button to drain the power with no results.

Anyone know what's up?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Apr 30, 2010 at 07:14 PM
I would check the jumpers on the drive. If you have two IDE devices plugged into one cable - then one must be MASTER and one SLAVE. If both are set to Master then you can have this problem.

Good Luck