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

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 02:38:32 ADT 2007


Thanks Dave. I'm right now trying to find a good web site that
illustrates and explains the different types and functions of various
cabling in the computer box.

On 8/1/07, David Payne <david at payneful.ca> wrote:
> 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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