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23.01.2007, 05:08

I got old satellite pro 4330 but I got the error code IDE #1 Error, what can I do? I need help please!


23.01.2007, 17:21
Did you upgrade or replace the CD/DVD drive???
I ask it because this common error message appears if the BIOS cannot recognize the drive properly.
Mostly something like that happens because of the wrong master/slave/c-sel settings.
Unfortunately, itís not possible to change such settings because the internal notebook drives donít support the jumpers.
You can switch the jumpers on the external drive but not on the slim notebook drive.

23.01.2007, 17:44

Yes, Markus77 is on the right track.

But, I would simply guess the CD-ROM drive is somehow out-of-order or broken, and that's why the Laptop has been available (hopefully not for sale for too many bucks ...)

One simple repair trial could be to open the Laptop and take the CD drive out of its bay and cable connector, clean them and place back carefully, and if lucky enough, it may wake-up for the BIOS, or maybe not ...

Best regards,

Pete V.

23.01.2007, 18:06
Hi Pete

You can try to do this. If nothing helps I believe you can find some replacement drive on eBay for few euros.