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CD rom drive cables

Posted on 2000-02-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I want to remove my old CD rom and change it for a newer one. The old one is 6x and the new one is 42x. Both have their own cables.  Is it possible for me to connect the new cd rom using the cables of the old one? I don't wand to go into computer disconnecting all the wires that came with the old one and plug in the wires of the new cd rom.
Question by:Dmitriy
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oldgreyguy earned 80 total points
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the cables are the same for IDE devices...........40 conductor

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I have three cables going into the old cd rom. I can keep all of them for the new one?
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three cables

1/ power............ four wires yellow red black.....someother.....standard

2/ control............grey flat ribbon 40 conductor........standart

3/ discrete to the sound card........ thin cable 3-4 single wires, connector may be different on the new cd-rom drive, readily available at computer stores, if different, take your old one and the new cd-rom drive and they will get the correct one.


ps. I noticed that I set the response as an answer, must be my senility, if your question was not answered to your satisfaction, please  reject the previous "answer"


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Thanx for the help :)

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