Re: Loose cable?

Subject: Re: Loose cable?
From: John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>,techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:13:26 -0800

Yes, I'd crack the box and check the connections at the drive. I'd
also reseat the cable at the motherboard or card end >AND< I'd reseat
all the cards while you're there, too.

On the offchance you're having thermal problems, download a free
utility called "SpeedFan" and run it to make sure you're not having
overheating problems.

If worse comes to worst, Fry's Online ( has 20X
DVD-R/+R/RW/RAM burners for $30.


At 12:06 PM 11/19/2007, you wrote:
>The DVD/CD drive on my second-hand computer sometimes functions. I have
>tracked the error down to a message that basically means I need a new
>cable connection between the drive and the rest of the machine. Should I
>trust this message? Is there anything else I can do before I crack the

Yours truly,

John Hedtke
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