Optical Drive Workaround
Kenneth Koym <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Paul, can't follow this instruction w/o more; going from places>computer, I
find the following: computer:///750%20GB%20Hard%20Disk.drive
Apologies, have a meeting in minutes from now... Back later to try the work
Did you open up your box and move the jumper on the optical drive?* All the documentation on the HP 840d says it should be on the "slave" setting, but this apparently hasn't worked since Hardy, according to that article in Launchpad.* Pull it out and put it on the "Cable Select" setting. That worked for me.
IIRC you have a laptop?* That may be more difficult.* The Launchpad article was about a specific drive for tower cases, so it might be a moot point.
I'm curious to know if other optical drives need this same setting.* If your drive works, and you're willing, open up your computer and check the jumper on your CD/DVD drive.* Your hardware can run cooler if you get out the vacuum and clean off the cooling fins, so might as well check that jumper while you're in there.
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Paul DeShaw <email@example.com> wrote<snip>:
>...I saw a tab open to this page:
>...the above link has a workaround: change the jumper from
> "slave" to "cable select", which AFAIK should be the wrong setting,
> but it works...
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