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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by guitarist968, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. guitarist968

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    I want to put a CDRW drive in my older computer. How hard is it to do? Is there a way for me to get instructions on how to do it?
     
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    How old is older?

    It's not that hard. You have to check to see if you have a place for it, of course. How many drives are in the computer now? I take it you have an extra bay drive to put it into, correct?
     
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    It is a 700mhz Celeron Win98 Computer. There is a place for it. I just needed to know how to install one.
     
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    You have two options. You can slave it off the hard drive, if nothing is connected to the second connector there, or you can make it the master on the secondardy IDE. The second option usually is the better choice, if you only have a hard drive and the cdrw.
     
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    Ok I lost you there. I don't know too much about the hardware of computers. Could you explain a little easier? Sorry...
     
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    It'll help if you open the case and have a look around. You'll see some flat gray cables, one coming from the floppy drive to the motherboard, and another one coming from the back of the hard drive to the motherboard. That one should have a second connector on it. Sometimes they don't though. In that case you'll use the gray cable that comes with the CDRW drive itself and just hook it to the second connector on the motherboard, right beside where the hard drive is plugging into. Usually the drives come with easy to follow installation instructions too.
     
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