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One of the most important tips when dealing with optical cables, is to clean the optical connectors, it has been noticed that connectors are the most common source for optical links failure, the simplest way to clean an optical connector is to use a tool called "one click cleaner", the same is called "IBC brand cleaner" for other manufacturers.
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Jan 02, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
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Installing additional DVD burners on your computer can turn your PC into a DVD-producing powerhouse, enabling you to burn multiple discs concurrently.
This is typically not a problem, as most computer cases can handle up to four separate optical drives at the same time.
The installation process is fairly straightforward, requiring no more than 20 to 30 minutes.
Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cord.
Remove the case screws at the back of the case and slide out the side panel.
Insert the new DVD burner into an empty optical drive bay at the top of the case.
Repeat for each new DVD drive.
Screw each drive into position.
Connect an IDE or SATA cable to the data port on the back of each drive (depending on your drive model).
Connect the white-tipped molex connector from your computer's power supply to the power port on the back of each drive.
These cables will already be inside your machine with one end connected to the motherboard and power supply, respectively.
All you will need to do is attach the other ends to the back of your optical drive.
Put the side panel back on, screw it to the case and reconnect the power cord.
Hope this helps.
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