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problems with multi-bay in presario 17xx series notebook

Bharat Mody
Occasional Contributor

problems with multi-bay in presario 17xx series notebook

i have a presario 1700 series notebook....my dvd rom doesnt work at all.... i have connected the floppy drive and it works fine... but when i insert the dvd rom... the system does not detect it i have installed all the versions of windows, linux - inclusing suse, redhat etc... I knwo its not an OS issue... I tried another optical drive a new one... no use... i think the problem is in the atapi gender changer connector... which is a 50 pin female to 60 pin male adapter... it says tiger dvd r2.0 on it... somehow i cannot find a single place where I can buy it... i am wondering whether the problem is in the connector???
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Pat
Honored Contributor

Re: problems with multi-bay in presario 17xx series notebook

Bharat,

I'm not familiar with the problem you are having but am going to push you back to the top of the message board.

You might try a new post at the Linux Forum.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/familyhome.do?familyId=118

Pat
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: problems with multi-bay in presario 17xx series notebook

Bharat:

Here's a list of the 84 different Presario 1700 systems. I suggest you choose your model and see if there is a newer BIOS or possibly firmware that might solve your problem:

http://tinyurl.com/5lx83

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger