[NBLUG/talk] Re: Installfest - Sat. 3/17
dogstar at pacific.net
Fri Mar 16 21:52:43 PDT 2007
Also.... if the CD is the only thing on that cable, it should be jumpered to
"master" or "cable select". Sometimes the CD has been in another computer on
a cable along with with a disk drive, and has been jumpered to "slave". The
jumper is on the other side of the flat cable from the power plug, and there
is a diagram somewhere on the drive that shows the settings. I have done all
these things wrong at one time or another.
= = = = = = Marty Kamp = = = = = = =
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From: Chris Wagner <waggie at waggie.net>
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Sent: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:35:57 -0700
Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Re: Installfest - Sat. 3/17
> On PATA hard drives and CDROMs, Pin 1 is almost universally oriented
> right next to the power connector, so the wire with the stripe on it
> should be next to the power connector (or closest to it, at anyrate).
> This is assuming that the cable is plugged in to the motherboard
> correctly, of course. I've never seen a computer fried by having an
> IDE cable plugged in opposite of how it should be.
> - Chris
> Steve Johnson wrote:
> >> The reason I'm posting to the list: I slapped a CD-ROM drive into one,
> >> and now it won't boot. I think I plugged a ribbon cable in backwards.
> >> Is there anyone around who can look at a ribbon cable and tell if its
> >> plugged in backwards or not? :-) I'm hoping that I haven't actually
> >> fried anything.
> > Check the ribbon cable, the wire with the stripe on it is typically
> > pin 1. Make sure it is on pin 1 on the drive. Most drives label pin
> > 1 with a dot or the #1.. depends on the drive.
> > -Steve
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