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Installing a CD/DVD Drive

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Attaching the Drive Cable to the CD/DVD
Plug the IDE Cable to the CD/DVD

Plug the IDE Cable to the CD/DVD

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At this point, the CD/DVD drive needs to be attached to the computer through an IDE cable. For most users, the drive will reside as a secondary drive to the hard drive. If this is the case, locate the free connector on the IDE ribbon cable between the computer and the hard drive and plug it into the drive. If the drive is going to be on its own cable, plug the IDE cable into the motherboard and one of the other connectors of the cable into the CD/DVD drive.

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