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CDRom stops working when I connect IDE cable

I am rebuilding my emachines 5220. The CD/DVD-Rom works when the IDE cable is not connected but stops working the moment I connect the IDE cable. I mean it loses power whenever I connect.
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Put some different power connector other than you have used now, then check

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To install an IDE CD rom, you will need to open your computer and you will see an IDE Slot, your computer usually has two of them either directly next to each other or under each other, there is usually one white one and one blue one. IDE Slots look like this:
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