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Old 07-05-02, 02:05 PM
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Problem w/ Pioneer 106S drive..

Just arrived today, and when I put it in and booted up, it said "Secondary IDE Channel no 80 conductor cable installed". However, at first it worked fine and would recognize any CD/DVD I put in (I could view the files and everything on it and etc). A few minutes later, it no longer recognized that there was a DVD in the drive. (Double-clicking the drive in Explorer/My Computer just got a E:\ is not accessible, the drive is not ready error). I'm running Win98, and have the drive set as slave with a TDK 24x burner as the master. Any ideas as to what could cause this problem?
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Are you using the higher-speed 80-conductor, 40 pin IDE cable as it seems to be requesting? Devices capable of ATA/66 and higher need that cable to work properly.
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Not sure, just using the same cable I've had for a long time. I've got a newer cable that came with my TDK burner, I'll try putting it in and see what happens. Is there any apparent difference between the 2 cables?
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Swapped out the cable, still gives the same error message and still doesn't work :\
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The 80-conductor cable actually has 80 wires so you can count them. The cable is the same width as the older 40-conductor one except that there are twice as many wires that are half as thick.
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Ah, I see. The ones I were trying were 40s, I'll go pick up an 80 today. Thanks for the help.

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