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Old 03-04-2006, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a DVD rom to go along with my current CD rom. I was wondering if anyone knew how to get my CD rom and DVD rom to run at the same time. I have it all hooked up. They both have power, but one of them dosnt read disks. Any help would be much appreciated. thx

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Old 03-04-2006, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to make on master and one slave. on the back side (where the power and ribbon cables go in) there should be like 6 pins with a cap on it. you need to make sure that cap is set to slave or master. someone else can explain better. i vaugly remember it.

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Old 03-04-2006, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have EIDE (1 to 2 plugs ribbon cable) the end is the primary and the first one is the slave.
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the labels on the drives will tell you what to do.

FYI - the DVD-ROM reads CD's, so you dont need both, but thats your preference
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sweet, thx guys i got it.
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