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CDRW install question...help?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by janragan, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. janragan

    janragan Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am replacing a bad cdrw on a 3 month old computer... had to send the old one back and now don't remember which side the red strip on the connector band faces. This is a clone and all I see as far as a name on the cdrw is "RD52x24x52" on the sales receipt and "ASUSTek Computer Inc, Model No: CRW-5224A" on the cdrw sticker. The CPU is Intel Pentium-4 2.53 GHZ 533BUS. I have the receipt right here if there is any other info you might need. The plugs are not specific and will attach either way :( The connector is plugged onto the board with the red band to the right hand side.
    Thanks,
    Jan
     
  2. PROJECT

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    the red line (pin 1) usually goes closest to the power connector on the CD-RW
     
  3. janragan

    janragan Thread Starter

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    Hi Project,
    Thanks for the quick reply! You say "usually"... will I mess up the drive if this one is backwards?
    Thanks again,
    Jan
     
  4. srhoades

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    I think all IDE cables have a tab where you can not plug it in wrong anymore.
     
  5. Piringa

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    If the cables are old and they don't have the tab that prevents you from connecting it the wrong way, I dont believe that it can mess up your drive. I actually connected one of my drives wrong and my pc wouldnt boot. I reconnected the drive to the ide cable this time the right way and all was HEAVENLY!! Hahahhaha heavenly.

    ps. PROJECT and the other guy are correct in case you need a second opinion.
     
  6. PROJECT

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    You wont damage any hardware if it is backwards it just wont work
     
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