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Dvd/cd audio plug and or wire

I have this computer some one has gutted and I dont know were to plug in or what kind of wire to use for it. I have tried to look at my dell and it is kind of a different animal. Ram, hard drive and burner has been removed all I can see that is missing is the audio wire to the dvd cd writer. I just dont know were to plug it in on the mother board. There is one three prong plug with white clip but,there is a group of blue,yellow ,white and black,pluges that are grouped together and are the same shape. Kind of lost on this one. I guess you can tell that Im a novice at this but am learning every day. Thanks for you help. RoyBoy

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  • royboysjoys Dec 14, 2008

    mother board # is ABM2ZN-LA

  • royboysjoys Dec 14, 2008

    I also noticed that the pluges that go into the dvd there is a black very thin plug as well. could that be the wire needed for sound. There is two of them in line for to players ans the extra wire got to the other black plug then in to wire bundle. ?? There is three white pluges and two very thin black puges all in the same wire stran that go towards the players..

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  • royboysjoys Dec 14, 2008

    You have helped my very much I dont have a sata drive player so I guess Ill have to go and buy one I have the other wire but I dont see any place to pluge it into. Ill take some pics and get back to you have to run to the store.

  • royboysjoys Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks for all your help. You all are great

  • Rob Liszi
    Rob Liszi May 11, 2010

    I have same issue: It is not one of the cabels posted above. I think it is suppose to be pluges into a sound card, but not sure..

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    If there is no layout on the inside of the computer's side panel, try to get a model number off of the motherboard. That would help greatly. Comment back.



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I found the specifications to the computer and it said I am to get a sata hard drive and a sata cd/dvd burner So i guess I better save me some money. Oh and I have to get DDR 2 4200 (533 MHZ) DDR2 or PC2 5300 (667 MHZ) DDR2. Thanks for all you help. Im learning this as I go. I will send more people with questions to this sight, you ahve been a very good informer of good information. Thanks again..Royboy

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Here is a link from HP for your motherboard:

A8N2N-LA Motherboard

Is the DVD drive a SATA drive? That is, does it have a small (approx. 3/4") connection next to the power connector or does it have an IDE 40 pin connector? If it is a SATA drive, you do not need an audio cable connection.

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  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Dec 14, 2008

    If you have an IDE connection, you may need a cable connection like this:

    This would plug into the connection to the left of the IDE connection and plug into the Audio jack at the bottom left of the motherboard.

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    Wayne Mineard Dec 15, 2008

    You may not need an audio cable. I am assuming then that the drive is an IDE drive. Connections are made with this type of cable:

    The connection is made using the connectors to the right of the SATA connectors in the lower right of your MB. Try connecting without an audio cable. You may not need one.



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