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Re: [SLE] Is this a hardware, software or finger problem?
  • From: S Glasoe <srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:48:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <200606131648.39891.srglasoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 13 June 2006 4:31 pm, mlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Certainly worth considering, but doesn't explain this
> very specific and maddening symptom.


> Kevin

And that was very impressive multi-meter usage! Above and beyond the call
for the IDE cable but right on for the power supply. Have you tried
another 80-pin IDE cable to see what happens?

Verner Kjærsgaard has been seeing a very similar problem too. Have you tried
his workaround of removing the DVD, putting in a CD and then removing that
and putting the DVD back in?

What is the Make/Model of your DVD drives?

What about the Master/Slave jumpers and physical position on the IDE cable
of your IDE devices? What devices are hooked up where; hda=?, hdb=?, hdc=?,
hdd=?, etc. Are they set as Master/Slave or are they set as Cable Select?
Master always at the end of the cable, Slave in the middle no matter if you
use Master/Salve or Cable Select?

I've dealt with systems where Cable Select was the only reliable way to use
IDE devices. I've dealt with systems that would _not_ do Cable Select. And
getting the Master to the end of the cable, Slave in the middle and
controller at the other end is very important.

Firmware updates? System BIOS and DVD drive? is good for
info about CD or DVD drives and firmware issues.


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