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Posted 02 May 2004 - 09:44 PM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:53 PM
ide cable cannot go to the hdd and the floppy at the same time
there is a smaller pin cable for floppy
where as the new hdd's use 80 and cdrom's use 40pin.
its not likely that u're going to hook an ide cable to the floppy
grab the cable coming from the power supply (should be in red/yellow/black) plug it to the dvd-rom, that would be the power cable
then plug the ide cable (usually grey) to the dvdrom. the usually have pins so that u don't plug it upside down. if it doesn't have it place it so that the pink side of that cable is on the right side...
hope that helps.....
u cannot plug the power cord wrong unless u try very very hard. so try flipping the ide cable that goes to the dvd-rom..
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:13 PM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:22 PM
On the IDE cable that you were connecting to the DVD drive, is this the primary or secondary IDE cable? And what is connected to the MASTER plug?
not to sound rude or anything, but im no computer novice. I can tell the difference between a power cable and a IDE cable. But anyway, mabi it was the wrong cable. Im pretty sure i was plugging in the right cables.