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Registered: ‎11-18-2018
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My windown10 can't identify my external DVD writer.

Dear All

I had one external DVD writer. And had used before. 

But when I want to use it today, my NB can't identify my DVD writer. It is disappear.

Even in my devices manager, also can't find my DVD writer.

Even after I re-start my NB, it is still the same.

Is it the windows 10 problem or my NB problem. 

By the way, my NB is Lenovo X1 Carbon.


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Re: My windown10 can't identify my external DVD writer.

Probably, the DVD writer needs more power than the port can provide.  Hook the writer to a powered hub or get a "Y" cable to draw power from 2 ports.


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