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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Ok, my DVD drive sudently disapeared from 'My PC' after the system crashed with Nero.
    So I did the normal procedure for this kind of error (code39 I think), but in the middle of my dispare,
    I whent and disconected the drive trying to get it to re-install itself.
    The problem started when I forgot wich cable was that I disconected, or at least I believe so,
    cus just when I was reconecting it, the PC turned off, and this peculiar 'bad news' smell (burned device smell) fill the room.
    For a moment I thought I had burned my poor PC, but after a few trys I was able to turne it On again and here I am.
    But the DVD Drive doesn't do anything.

    My question is, if the Drive was burned as I think,
    can I still test it in my other PC?, or am I at risk of ending up with two fried PCs?
    is it safe?




    *by 'Burn' I mean a short-circuited.
    Last edited by worldpease; 05-24-2006 at 12:17 AM.

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    i wouldnt try it in another computer, is it a dvd burner, because that would be normal (hahah had to say it) um also, just replace it, no biggie. I dont think you should have had a problem hooking it up again but in the case that you did burnout something in your dvd drive then just replace it unless you want to try it, just plug it in, immediatly turn off your computer if you smell anything
    check for the power on light on the dvd rom drive, if all boots normal, than you turn off, plug in ide and your good to go

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    immediatly turn off your computer if you smell anything
    !... Well, I've done it,
    good thing a friend came by at the moment and helped me a bit.
    I tried the drive on the other PC and still, it didn't work, but nothing happend to the PC, .
    But now I know I fried it; its sad cus it is not a good time to add it to my shoping list.

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    Did you actually do the connection while the power was on?

    What did you incorrectly connect?

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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Did you actually do the connection while the power was on?
    .

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    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Did you actually do the connection while the power was on?
    Yes, he did!

    @worldpease
    NEVER connect or disconnect hardware whilst the power is ON, turn it OFF first, you're lucky you didn't fry the whole pc and yourself!
    Put a new burner on your shopping list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgy368
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Did you actually do the connection while the power was on?
    Yes, he did!

    @worldpease
    NEVER connect or disconnect hardware whilst the power is ON, turn it OFF first, you're lucky you didn't fry the whole pc and yourself!
    Put a new burner on your shopping list.
    Yea lol not smart. I always switch my psu off and disconect my computer fromt the power outlet before I do anything to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgy368
    @worldpease
    NEVER connect or disconnect hardware whilst the power is ON, turn it OFF first, you're lucky you didn't fry the whole pc and yourself!
    what he said

    i had a lose fan (4pin) and the end it was plugged in 2 burn its self just cos it was abit loose, so plugging in and unplugging a drive cant do any good 2 the pc.

    u could of just gone 2 devicemanager and uninstalled the drive then windows would of picked it up again once u click scan for new hardware.

    btw, u might wanna ask ur friend be4 trying anything again or atleast ask here, u might end up frying urself.

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    Well at least you didn't burn a burner.

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