[nSLUG] Replaced CD drive - won't boot, won't play, players don't recognize

David Payne david at payneful.ca
Wed Aug 1 02:18:24 ADT 2007


On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 01:38:45AM -0300, Robert Ashley wrote:
> On 8/1/07, Devin Horsman <horsman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 8/1/07, Eugene Cormier <eugene.cormier at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2007-01-08 at 00:53 -0300, Robert Ashley wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 'Audio out' into the sound card? That wouldn't happen to be 4-pin (in a
> > line, two reds, two blacks) connector would it, the 4-pin connector dangling
> > (unplugged) from the cddrive power cable bundle? Sheesh, don't tell me!?
> > >
> > > that sounds about right....smaller than the power cable.....small like a
> > usb but made of plastic with four connectors
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > yeah, you need to connect that to your sound card, a little 4 pin.
> 
> I don't think we're talking the same 4-pin. What I'm referring to is a
> 4-pin connector which coming out of the back of the power cord bundle.
> A couple of things: 1) the wires (2 black, 2 red) are way too short to
> reach the sound card (only about 5-6 inches), and 2) there's no
> receptacle on the sound card which would fit this pin arrangement.
> 
> I assumed this loose 4-bundle of wires has something to do with power,
> not audio output, for which there are output pins on the CD drive
> (analog audio and digital audio).
> 
> bob

You are right, it has to do with power.  You don't need to 
worry about that connector.

David Payne



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