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YourDon't replace the disc drive. Your ribbon cable is bad. Also, there are little blue tabs...one on each side of the cable end. These little blue tabs are most likely stuck inside the ribbon cable connector which means that it's not going to plug in correctly.
YourDon't replace the disc drive. Your ribbon cable is bad. Also, there are little blue tabs...one on each side of the cable end. These little blue tabs are most likely stuck inside the ribbon cable connector which means that it's not going to plug in correctly.
 
You can file down a dental pick or something like that and try to dig them out or just snip the tabs off of the new cable that you install into the connector, then tape it down so it doesn't move.
 
Hope this helps! Good luck.

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Original post by: TronicsFix ,

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Your ribbon cable is bad. Also, there are little blue tabs...one on each side of the cable end. These little blue tabs are most likely stuck inside the ribbon cable connector which means that it's not going to plug in correctly.

You can file down a dental pick or something like that and try to dig them out or just snip the tabs off of the new cable that you install into the connector, then tape it down so it doesn't move.

Hope this helps! Good luck.

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