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Asus A7V333 - are the IDE cables supposed to be so loose?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cindyoh, Nov 11, 2002.

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  1. cindyoh

    cindyoh Thread Starter

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    ok, it's my first build, everything's going smoothly until I try to plug in the hard drive to the mobo, using the cable provided, blue on the mobo end, black on the hd end. It fits on there, all right, making sure it's the right way and the missing pin aligned and all, but it doesn't, like, plug; it just sort of rests there. The slightest jostle and it falls right off. Both the hard drive end and the mobo end are like this. I know I'm doing something wrong, if this is right they're both gonna fall right off when I set the case upright. I'm more than likely being annoyingly stupid but please help. Thanks!
     
  2. kilowatt1

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    :D Hello Cindy,

    That's not normal. It should be a snug fit. There should be a tab on the cable end (near the center) that will fit into a notch on the mother board connector and hard drive. I suggest taking the hard drive out of the case then plug the cable into it so that you can see how it goes. The red stripe on the cable will be toward the power plug on the hard drive and with #1 on the mobo connector.

    Good luck.

    Kilowatt
     
  3. cindyoh

    cindyoh Thread Starter

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    kw, thanks for the reply. I was doing it correctly, just not pushing hard enough. It certainly is a snug fit; you have to push MUCH harder than I thought! Everything else has just seemed to slide right in. But it does, indeed, fit, albeit snugly. That's why I'm doing this, to learn, and I'm getting plenty of that! Thanks again.
     
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