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Hey guys I'm trying to repair my brother-in-laws laptop. His CD drive on his asus (warranty expired) has died - entered disks not being read. So I took his old toshiba laptop and swapped the drives. It doesn't exactly lock in with a screw because it's shorter than the original ASUS one.

It does work however, to get it to work you have to pull it out a little and plug it back in then scan for hardware changes in device manager for the drive. When the driver installs it works, but when you reboot the computer the drive is missing and you reinstall it again.

Is there a permanent fix to this problem?
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Hey guys I'm trying to repair my brother-in-laws laptop. His CD drive on his asus (warranty expired) has died - entered disks not being read. So I took his old toshiba laptop and swapped the drives. It doesn't exactly lock in with a screw because it's shorter than the original ASUS one.

It does work however, to get it to work you have to pull it out a little and plug it back in then scan for hardware changes in device manager for the drive. When the driver installs it works, but when you reboot the computer the drive is missing and you reinstall it again.

Is there a permanent fix to this problem?
Sounds like a BIOS issue. Likely it's ASUS not wanting you using non ASUS hardware in your laptop.
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Sounds like a BIOS issue. Likely it's ASUS not wanting you using non ASUS hardware in your laptop.
^^^this^^^
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A way around this?
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Anyone?
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