Misbehaving DVD-RW

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by x1134x, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. x1134x

    x1134x Guest

    Sony DRU-810A used in a DELL poweredge 400sc. Sometimes when I boot
    the PC, the DVD-RW seems to get no power. I press eject, and nothing
    happens and no activity light, the post takes a long time failing to
    find it, then windows boots without it. If I power off then back on,
    the activity light comes on, post happens fast and all is well. It
    almost seems like its every other time it boots it will fail to get
    power. I have to watch for the light, if I get nothing I power off and
    back on and it works.

    Any ideas? I doubt it's the power supply, but I guess it could be, but
    why would it have this "every-other time" behaivior?

    x1134x
     
    x1134x, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. loose power cable
     
    =?iso-8859-1?B?UGhpbMU=?=, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. x1134x

    chuckie® Guest

    Or a bad power plug, try using another power plug. Could be a bad unit
    also...not unheard-of...luck...
     
    chuckie®, Jun 2, 2006
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