I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which has recently been taken apart to resolve overheating issues, new thermal paste was applied and everything seems fine.
Now, when booting the laptop it refuse's to boot with the dvd/cd drive installed, the power button will blink once and nothing happens, upon removing the the drive and trying again it boots as normal.
Possible faulty drive, bearing in mind the laptop booted fine before disassembly. Is there any way to install the drive but not have the laptop detect it?
Any help is appreciated!