RAM won't go in.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:06 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:49 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:44 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:52 PM
New dillemma. HOW THE [bleep] DO YOU INSTALL A CD DRIVE. WOW. I've been trying to figure this out for over an hour. I have no idea how to use a drive rail, or any of that stuff, and no tutorial will tell me how to mount one. There is just a giant hole where the drives go, how do I get it to stay?
Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:53 PM
They are all different but follow the same principle.
You either slide it in from the front and screw them in more a half breed rail than a real one. Or if you have proper rails they attach to the sides of the drives and you slide them in. Well thats usually how it works. What case you got and it will be easier to tell you how exactly.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:07 PM
The back of bothe the HDD and CD drive have those ribbon cable connectors, I believe it's called IDE, anyway, I'm trying to connect this ribbon to the mobo or the drive, and I just can't get it to go in. I lined up the pins and gameps, it goes in a little but then won't budge, no matter how hard I shove.
I should note that I am VERY close to tossing this against the floor. I haven't been this pissed off in years. I've been at this for over 4 hours. I'm at the end of my sanity here.
Edited by Metalive, 06 July 2005 - 04:08 PM.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:20 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 04:25 PM
please don't force the IDE cable.
a picture might help. the red stripe on the IDE cable will most likely install adjacent to the red wire on the power cable.
if you are connecting the HDD and CD to the same IDE cable, jumper the HDD as master and the CD as slave.
Edited by bdlt, 06 July 2005 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:37 PM
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The image didn't work. I am logged in as well.
Anyway, I took a break, but I still cannot get the cables in. I know where they go, and how to put them in, they just won't go into the CD Drive the HDD or the mobo (These are the cords that came with the mobo) They just won't go in. It drives me crazy.
If I push any harder the mobo will snap. It sucks becuase all I have left to do is just install the vid card and connect the power cables.
I'm in a room with carpet flooring, if I were to sit in a chair (metal bottom, and fabric cushion) with my feet on the metal legs of the chair, and touch the PSU frequently, would I still have to worry about static? It would be much easier to build, and I would be right next to a PC.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:59 PM
how many pins on the HDD connector?
how many pins on the CD connector?
Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:09 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:17 PM
look for pin 1 on the IDE connector on the mother board. if you can gently install the ide cable into the motherboard, mark the cable with a red stripe(or other indicator) at the pin 1 end. the red stripe goes to pin 1 on the mother board and to pin 1 on the devices. find pin 1?
are there 40 pins on the cable?
Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:23 PM
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