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12-02-2001, 12:53 PM
hello! I was wondering if someone could help me out and explain to me the process of installing my own CD-RW. I want to purchase an internal one because it is cheaper but exactly how complicated is it to install it into my computer? Is it better just to get an external one to save me the hassle?
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12-02-2001, 12:55 PM
nah it's really easy. get the internal if u have a free slot. it only involves connecting 3 wires
12-02-2001, 03:30 PM
There is no difference between how the new CD-RW drive connects and how your existing CD drive is already connected.
There's a little plug called a "Jumper" on the back and its position determines how the computer will recognize the drive. For your case... the easiest will probably be to set that little plastic plug to the "C S" position. That means Cable Select.
Then connect an available IDE ribbon connector to your drive with the Red wire side of the ribbon turned to be next to the power plug.
Connect the power plug and you're ready to go. If you want to use this drive for audio, too... then you'll need to connect the 3rd of three connections... the audio cable.
But there you have the basics. It should be a piece of cake.
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