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

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 09:45:06 ADT 2007


Thanks, Dop. Every cable in the known universe at hardwarebook.

On 8/1/07, Dop Ganger <nslug at fop.ns.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2007, Robert Ashley wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> http://www.hardwarebook.info/ - all the connectors you'll ever need, plus
> all the ones you won't.
>
> > On 8/1/07, David Payne <david at payneful.ca> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 01:38:45AM -0300, Robert Ashley wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 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.
>
> Could be connected to a tachometer to measure the PSU's fan speed, and a
> thermistor to measure the temperature. I'd expect them to be two
> connectors of 2 wires, though.
>
> If they're the type to fit on jumper blocks (like, say, a PC speaker
> connection) they're just signalling cables and probably aren't anything to
> worry about. If they're keyed (like the connector for the motherboard
> power plugs) then they're probably power plugs.
>
> Cheers... Dop.
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