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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To install an IDE CD rom, you will need to open your computer and you will see an IDE Slot, your computer usually has two of them either directly next to each other or under each other, there is usually one white one and one blue one. IDE Slots look like this:
The white IDE Slot is usually for the Hard Disks and the blue IDE Slot id usually for the CD Roms.
The white IDE Slot is the Primary Slot and the blue is the secondary.
You will need an IDE cable to plug in to your blue IDE Slot then you will need to plug the cable in to your CD Rom and make sure that your CD Rom is set to run/work as the master. If your computer only has one IDE Slot or you do not have an extra IDE Cable you can plug the CD Rom in to the Primary IDE Slot with the Hard Disk assuming you are only using one Hard Disk.
If you are going to use the Primary IDE Slot you will need to make sure that your CD Rom is set to run/work as a slave and it must not be set as the master. The way to change it is by moving the pins at the back of the CD Rom, they are found at the back next to the place where you plug the IDE Cable in to or next to the power input. You will be able to tell if your CD Rom is set as a slave or as a master by checking the image on the top part of the CD Rom, this image will tell you how to set your CD Rom as a master or as a slave.
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Posted on Jan 09, 2010
SOURCE: front bay door wont stay closed
If you mean your cdrom drive wotn stay close, what can happen some times is the actually cdrom unit it self has shifted back inside its rack. try opening case and loosing a few screws here and there and shift it forward. make sure nothing has got stuck inside of door tiny bit of paper or anythign can cause it. hope this helps
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
1.open up the PC, insert the HDD into a free HDD slot, clip/screw it in.
2. plug in data and power cables for new HDD
3. set main HDD jumper to master
4. set new HDD jumper to slave (middle pins)
NOTE: make sure you wear a grounded wrist strap
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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