Hi, yes, I see it in the bios and in windows system screenI agree. Like I said, Windows 10 should definitely not need ANY drivers for any CD, DVD or Blu Ray drive, especially if it's more than a year old and that one is fairly old at 11 years old. My guess would be that it's just faulty.
You might want to try a different cable, and you might also want to try right clicking the device in device manager and selecting update drivers automatically.
Is the device recognized in the BIOS?
Yup, try opens, green led comes on, I hear the laser moving, disc spins but it doesn't play any DVD movies, I haven't tried data CD's or music CD's I only tried a few DVD movies that will not play, well no dvd player opens up. I did not download any DVD player yet, I was thinking some native windows player would pop up maybe that my issue?Does the tray open? Have you tried putting in a disc?
Thanks for the idea. I tried VLC Player, pop in the disc and nothing, light flashes and spins. I hit play button on the VLC player, nothing plays the menu pops up, I click on the DVD tab and it takes about 3 minutes to display the tab, I can hit the eject button and it opens the tray but it will not play. So it sees it enough to be able to open the tray but wont play. LOL Getting close to taking this thing apart.Could be, try vlc player
What is that round rubber cover next to the USBA? Could that be a power jack? says to require 1.5A which a normal USB port shouldn't be able to provide. Do you have a powered USB hub to test?Does this drive get power from usb or does it need additional dc power?
Think that round thing is the on switch.What is that round rubber cover next to the USBA? Could that be a power jack? says to require 1.5A which a normal USB port shouldn't be able to provide. Do you have a powered USB hub to test?