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Hi guys, last night i somehow messed up the cable that connects the CD/DVD drives to motherboard. :hdbash: Does anyone know the name of the cable if it has one. Is it the same for all pc's? (correct me if not the case). Thx for the help.
 

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Well i guess u dont need to know the names to work with them. But i wasnt doing nothing with it, but putting in another HD and somehow messed that thing up. Anyhow thx for the help.
 

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can u even plug an ide cable upside down??? theres a pin missing and thats usually blocked...

then in that case, the pins on the mb/drive wud be messed up and that can be a pain.
 

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The instruction manuals help out alot. Most of them have step by step with pictures ;)
 

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D.D. said:
can u even plug an ide cable upside down??? theres a pin missing and thats usually blocked...

then in that case, the pins on the mb/drive wud be messed up and that can be a pain.
Some crappy IDE cables have a missing key on it or the hole isn't blocked, it's rare to be missing both
 

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well if he is trying to install a harddrive on the same cable then it could be the jumpers. The little grouped 6 pins to the left of the ide. There is this little thing there connecting two of the pins together. Make sure you have one setup to master and the other as a slave.
 

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Actually the end of the cable,which goes into the motherboard, i somehow managed to split like two small wires on it. I got no clue how it happened i only noticed during bootup when the CD/DVD drives were not showing and upon inspection i noticed two small wires broken in two. Clumsy me.
 
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