Testing the external CDROM drive

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Use the following procedure to isolate a problem in a CD-ROM controller, driver, or drive.

Note: Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail.

To test the external CD-ROM drive:

1 Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program.

2 Run the CD-ROM Test and see if the test completes successfully.

3 Follow the instructions in the message window.

If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the system board.

If the error still remains:

1 Reconnect the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module to a USB jack.

2 Replace the external diskette drive/CD-ROM module.

3 Replace the system board.

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