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john god

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Hi I'm Back, rshaffer61,

Out of all the questions I put you though, I decided to take 1 step at a time,
the best way I think for me.

Here goes, more questions...

I bought the Sony DRU-V204A dvd/cd rw drive.
I'm working on as we speak.

I didn't realize that the screws went into clips
and the burner with the clips attached slid into the pc.

What I need to know now is this:
The cd/rom that's in it now is on top.
As you told me before,I have the cable select--slave--master in that order.
In the old cd/rom drive there is a clip in the cable select. with no wire connected to it.
In the new dvd/rw drive there is also a clip but in the master spot.
Are these just little clips without any attachments?
Where should the old drive and new drive, clips be located?

Also, in the old drive there was a digital audio--analog audio.
The wire was connected to the analog audio.
Did not see a wire for the new drive.
How should I hook this up?


I saw the IDE connection with pin 1 and the power wire,
and where the other wires were coming off them.
I believe I got that part straight.

Sorry for the book.....

Thank-You,
John
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WooHoo this will be fun :) Bear with me alittle and I can get you all up and running.

First of all the clip you refer to I believe you are talking about the little jumper that is either blue, white or black. If the old drive is set for Cable Select then all you need to do is to set the new drive the same way. If you want to make sure then if the old drive is on the end of the ribbon then it would be set for MASTER and the new drive would be set for SLAVE if it is in the middle of the ribbon.

Next if there is no audio cable for the new drive then you will need to purchase one from a local computer store. They should only be a dollar or so at the most. That will connect to the motherboard somewhere near where the old one is connected also.

The IDE ribbon hopefully has three connectors on it. One goes to the MOBO. The other two will go to each of the drives.
I hope this answers everything and if you have more questions feel free to ask.
Also any problems just reply and I'll respond right back to you. :) :)
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Thanks for your quick reply, I really appreciate it.
I think I got everything connected except the audio.

I checked at the end where the one audio cable is,
but didn't see any socket where another could go.

Could the audio cable have another plug,
come off it, like the power and ide ribbon?
This one doesn't.

If so could I get one of these from a computer store?

Would I be able to connect the old audio cable,
to the new driver till I can get a new cable?

Any problems doing it that way?

Thanks,
John


By the way I got brave and installed 2 memory modules.

Edited by john god, 14 May 2009 - 01:46 PM.

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No there should be no issue with putting the audio cable from the old drive to the new one.
If you don't have a second connector on the MOBO for another audio then you will have to transfer the audio cable from the to drives depending on which one you want to listen to.
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I guess I did everything right, It seems to be working.
I put the audio cable to the new driver since I didn't have two cables.
I checked both drivers and they both had sound, don't know how.
I also checked manager device and the device was there.
Checked with Crucial and my two memory modules was installed properly.

Cd's played fine, but the DVD windows media player says I need a DVD decoder.

I checked ebay and amazon,
but not sure which decoders would be better.
For the money and over all product wise.

Can you make any suggestions on which DVD decoder is a good choice?

Also, do you know of an adapter to transfer VHS to DVD?

An adapter to transfer cassette tape music to CD?

Or is there one to do both?

I'm old fashion, I still have many of VHS and cassette tapes.
Hate to get rid of them and lose all the info.

Thanks,
John
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Most likely you need a codec for the DVD's to play.
Please go HERE and download the K-Lite Codec Pack

That should have everything you need to watch DVD's

Go Here if you don't want to install all the above and get one of the free players like VLC.

Edited by rshaffer61, 15 May 2009 - 10:32 AM.

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Don't know what the K-LITE CODEC PACK is,
or the VLC.

The CODEC PACK you mentioned, is that a DVD decoder?
Does that work with Cd's too?

I did install the NERO that came with the Sony.
I have WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER.

Would I need any other software to copy or play DVDs and Cd's.

Sorry for all the questions,
but I want to know before I buy anything I don't need.
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To play cd's WMP will do that with no problem.
To play dvd's VLC is a good player and should have no problem playing your DVD's. If you want to use WMP you will have to get the Video Codecs to allow for that.

As far as copying either that is against GTG Terms Of Use and we cannot assist in piracy issues. :)
Below is a full explanation of GTG policy:


We here at GeeksToGo will not assist you with issues relating to copied, pirated, or in any other way stolen programs. It is a direct violation of our TOS (Terms Of Service) to offer any assistance in this matter.
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I'm sorry for the inconvenience I put you though.
But I'm not planning on burning any other DVDs / CDs,
but for what I have on other disc or tape formats.
That's why I installed this drive,
to burn them before I have to throw them out.
Once again sorry for the position I put you in.
John
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No inconvenience as just wanted to let you know about the TOU rules.

To do the copies you are suggesting your video card would need a input connection to be able to connect the vcr up to it.
This is usually on higher end cards just for the reason you are stating. I would suggest if that is the only issue left you should go This Forum and starting a new topic. In your Topic I would put vhs to dvd or computer
In detailed description put Need to transfer existing tapes to dvd or pc

Then detail what you are trying to do in your first response. The techs there are more in touch with that then I am.
I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to link to this topic so they can see what you have done here to fix the other problems. Let me know if I can answer any other questions or concerns you may have. :) :)
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