Re: Can't use DVD drive - 12.04 LTS
You might try checking the power supply connection to the DVD drive, perhaps its loose, or the power supply isn't providing power through that particular cable. If your power supply has a spare power cable try plugging it into the DVD player instead. Also, you could try using the power cable going to the Hard Drive (since we know it works) to the DVD player. You computer might not boot, but if you have power to the DVD player you should be able to eject the drive whenever the computer is on. If changing power cables doesn't work then you know you have a bad drive as the ejection button is not at all related to the operating system installed.
If the drive works using a different cable, then you know your power supply (or the original power cable) is going bad.
You probably already know this... make sure the computer is off and unplugged from the wall outlet when plugging and unplugging the power cables to the drives in the computer.
Last edited by Petro Dawg; November 1st, 2013 at 11:52 PM.
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