What is a CD?


My CD will not play. It is connected and getting power. What do I do to fix it?


This question was answered on January 20, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you are only having trouble with audio CDs, there could be a problem with one of the components of your sound system.

If you CD drive cannot read or play any type of disc-Some hardware devices use a Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) connection to communicate with your computer.

This type of hardware is less common than IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) hardware If you do not know whether you are using a SCSI device or not, you are probably not using one Check your documentation to be sure.

With a SCSI connection, you can connect multiple devices to a single adapter in your computer The SCSI devices are linked together, forming a "chain." Up to 16 SCSI devices, including the SCSI adapter, can be connected to your computer.

If the device that you are having a problem with uses a SCSI connection, the problem might lie in the SCSI adapter, the chain of SCSI devices, or a conflict with another device on the chain.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 20, 2004