Ok so I have a Toshiba Qosmio F20/574 and I'm trying to replace the factory DVD drive (TEAC DV-W28E) with a Liteon DS-8A1P (f/w CX12). With or without a DVD drive Im getting a CD-ROM error on boot. The only time I do not get it is when I boot with the factory DVD drive.
Here are the things I've tried...
-Cleared the CMOS
-Removed the bezel to make sure its plug all the way in
-used the EEPROM utility to set the drive to slave.
-tested the drive in another laptop
-unistalled the factory dvd drive through device manager and tried to boot with the new dvd drive
Here are the things I found weird...
- in the BIOS (ACP BIOS 1.30) under Device I/O it shows the Hard Drive and cd drive but its not listed by name, its showing only the IRQ of the master and secondary IDE controller (Built-in HDD Primary IDE (1F0H/IRQ14), CD-ROM Secondary IDE (170H/IRQ15)). This doesnt change, even if I boot without a DVD-Drive.
-There is no BIOS update available for this laptop. This is a Toshiba from Japan and Ive tried using Qosmio F20 BIOS 1.40 from another region but it doesnt work.
-I cant seem to find an update firmware for the Liteon DS-8A1P (CX17)
I cannot think of anything else to try. I really need help! Any ideas?
Last edited by Tae1; 25th October 2008 at 02:52 AM.