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bk T
08-10-2011, 08:57 AM
This old IBM ThinkCentre M52 8213-D93 (XP Pro SP3) has got a DVD ROM which is working fine and I would like to replace the DVD ROM with a DVDRW drive. Put in this BenQ DVDRW drive (it's old but works perfectly fine in another XP machine), the OS recognises this device but the drawer refuses to open - I could hear it's making some noises attempting to open but could not. I have to use a pin to force it to open and once opened, it opens and closes continuously. Updated the BIOS (downloaded from Lenovo) but still doesn't help.

Any suggestions?

08-10-2011, 09:47 AM
One cause could be a power supply problem. Try another power plug from the PSU but not on the same lead.

bk T
08-10-2011, 04:03 PM
As this PC is a Small Form Factor Case, there's only one power plug available, sadly.

08-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Have you got another PSU that you can try ?

Doesn't have to be installed, can simply be connected in place of the original, hanging out the side - if it works with another PSU then theres the problem.

Hate those small form factor PSU's they can be a PITA to replace if needed :crying

bk T
08-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Unfortunately, haven't got a spare PSU.

It's OK. forget about the 'upgrade'.

Thanks, anyway.