Dumb Light wont go off

warbelsnap

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Just got done finishing up a system for my daughter. Everything WAS working fine, until today! For some reason the CD-rom "operation" light stays on waaaay too long for what Im used to seeing. After a short while it will go out (approx. 1 1/2 min.) then just a few seconds later it comes back on. I dont think the cd-rom is actually running inside. If it is its the quietest cd-rom in computer history. The system is a older design of a 440BX board, 433 celery, 128 meg of pc100 micron, and the cd-rom is a creative labs 48x. I do remember seeing many months ago a post about individuals having troubles with creative labs 48x cd-roms with abit and asus boards. This MB is a off brand made by BCM. And just to pass on further info I made sure that the system wasnt being tasked to perform any apps, or open any folders or files. I just sat there and watched this pertty little green light come on and go off. Thanks for any help

One last thing, I checked and re-checked the cable strip, its connected right!

Warb-the-Snapped<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by warbelsnap on 11/01/01 00:31 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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I'm not sure if this is the case with this drive, but some drives have their lights on whenever there's a CD inside.

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I have had simular problems. I have my receiver, cd player, tape player,vcr and monitor plugged into the same battery backup. The problem with my DVD drive is when I power up everything it runs and runs and I can't us it. I have to reboot to get the DVD drive running again. So I suggest checking to see that nothing extra is turned on at the same time.

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There's a good chance you have the IDE cable backwards. Turn one side around.

If that ain't it, it's either under powered or just bad.

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