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I tried to install my old blue-ray player into my hp elitedesk 800 g3 tower but not getting it

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Thought I would install my old blue-ray player/burner into the new elitedesk tower, but when I installed it I'm not getting it to play on this computer.  The new one has a slim disk player, but my old one is not.  Is there some incompatibility? 

 

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@tk771

 

It won't play BUT can you see it PHYSICALLY in File Explorer ?

 

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Can't see it in file explorer either?  I did the install on my last computer and it was a snap, but this has me a little more perplexed.  Not sure if the connection is the correct one, because the slim player uses a different type.  The one I tried to use seems to go to the same processors/card, but is compatible with the player I installed.  It's actually the same strand  of wires just looks like its extended for the purpose that I was using it for.

 

I'm also curious as to whether it makes a difference if the old player was mounted horizontal, instead of Vertical?

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@tk771 wrote:

... I'm also curious as to whether it makes a difference if the old player was mounted horizontal, instead of Vertical?


Hi,

 

No, it will work the same way given it uses SAME connectors like the old one. Do you have driver for it ? Please install driver to see how it goes. No driver it is a piece of junk.

 

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some older IDE based cd/dvd/blue ray players came configured as a master device, or as a slave device

usually you see this in laptop optical devices

 

the current SATA based devices do not have this problem since each device has it's own port to connect to

 

you can confirm if your player is sata by comparing the connector on the drive with this links image

 

http://www.interfacebus.com/SATA_Pinout.html

 

also, don't forget to check the sata data cable sometimes thes go bad

 

also check  the  power connector, if the drive light blinks when accessed  then power should also be good

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