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    G'day all,
    At the risk of showing my stupidity with most things pc related,i have a question.......I've just bought a Liteon dvd writer to replace my cactus asus one but my pc wont recognise it yet so im assuming i have neglegted to do something (probably simple/obvious) & so was hoping some kind folk on here could help me out please?My old Asus burner was connected to my motherboards IDE1 slot via the 40pin cable & also connected to a 4pin HDD(?) cable from power supply.Now this new Liteon burner has on the back of it slots for a 7pin SATA plug(data) & also a 15pin SATA plug(power).I aquired a HDD(4pin) to (15pin)SATA converter cable & connected into the slot of the burner.I assume i connect 1 end of this 7pin cable to the burner but unsure where to plug the other end exactly on motherboard.I have 4 SATA connecting points ~SATA1--SATA4 inclusive.I haven't had anything connected thru these 4 points prior to this so do i have to turn something on in my bios/cmos allowing SATA to be utilised?I was optimistically just hoping it was going to be a simple p'n'p & off i would go.Apologies if this huge rant doesnt contain the data needed to evaluate my problem.If thats the case please tell me what is required & i will endeaver to respond asap with it.Thanks for taking the time to read this & i anxiously await any replies.
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    Bob

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    When powered up can you eject the tray and such? In other words does the power side of things seem to be perfectly operational?

    Have you tried all the SATA ports? If you look very closely can you see a number order on ports? I've seen it ordered in all different manners that make no obvious logic so if you can find a label for 0 or 1 use those. If you are using 2 or 3 (might also be labeled 1-4), they may be disabled and you will find a spot in the BIOS where you can enable the SATA ports.

    Make sure the SATA cable is seating all the way and try another SATA cable if possible as well.

    Check that stuff out and get back if nothing helps the situation.

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    Give us the make and model of your motherboard and your new DVD/CD writer.
    A link to the specs of each would be sweeter.
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