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Where can i find replacement parts for a reasonable price?

I am looking for ribbon cables in the optical drive of the device. Any help will be appreciated.Thank you.

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I have a Sportsart 1050l give's error 1?

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ERR1 Definition: The display board CPU didn't receive the optic sensor signal. • Explanation: After processing by the drive board, the optic sensor signal travels the 16-pin cable to the display board CPU, which determines motor speed. Components involved include the optic sensor, optic sensor wheel, 16-pin cable, drive board, display board, and connections.

ERR1 Condition: Press speed key; walk belt doesn't move; ERR1 appears. 1. Drive Board a) Inspect drive board components for signs of damage, like bulging, burnt or cracked spots. b) Inspect connections to the drive board, including the ribbon cable (at the display and drive boards), drive motor, incline motor, etc. loose connections are a common cause of ERR1. c) Check the drive board lED Turn on the unit. The should be lit. The EMG indicator should light up and then extinguish after the unit powers up. A lingering EMG light indicates drive circuit trouble, but it can also light up if drive board connections to motors and other components aren't secure. d) Test whether the drive board is sending power to the motor. Put the muttimeter to the DC setting. Disconnect the motor M+M- wires from the drive board. Place probes on the drive board M+ M- terminals. Put the treadmill safety key in place; turn on the power; walk on the treadmill so that the ClK lED lights (this preempts the display from detecting no optic sensor signaling and immediately giving you an ERR1 message, thus allowing you to get a power reading); press the speed up key. The meter should show some voltage. If there's no voltage, inspect the ribbon cable and display board. If they appear OK, suspect the drive board. e) Test drive board components for a short. See Components in the Basic Electronics. 2. Ribbon Cable a) Check the ribbon cable and its connections. Link a spare cable from the drive board to the display board, outside the unit. Test the unit. If it works with the spare cable, replace the original cable. b) Or, if you don't have a spare ribbon cable, test ribbon cable continuity. Wrap solder wire around each probe so you can insert probes into the ribbon cable connector, testing one wire at a time for continuity. 3. Display Board a) Press down on the display board ICs. If you have a working unit of the same kind, swap the display board onto this unit. Test. If all works well and no ERR message appears, replace the original display board. a) Reed Switch (Applies to models with magnetic safety keys only.) Put the safety key in place over the reed switch. Put the meter to the 200 Ohm setting. Place probes on both ends of the reed switch. Meter should show 0 Ohm. If the meter doesn't get a reading, replace the reed switch. 4. Treadmill Motor a) Rotate the motor. It should rotate smoothly. Grinding or sticking indicates wear. b) Check the motor brushes. Uneven wear indicates worn brushes. Minimum brush length: 1/2 inch. Turn the brushes around and reinsert them. Rotate the flywheel. If the motor grinds or sticks, put brushes back in their original position. c) Check motor resistance: Turn off unit. Disconnect the motor M+ M- cables from the drive board. Put multimeter setting to Ohms. Place probes into the motor wire M+ M- ends. Normal reading: 1 Ohm. Move the flywheel slightly and take another reading. Take a few readings, moving the flywheel slightly after each. Readings should be consistent. If the meter shows OL at any test point, replace the motor. 5. Transformer a) Put the meter to the AC setting. Place the meter probes on the transformer output wire connectors on the drive board. Turn on the unit. There should be output voltage. If not, replace the transformer. • 11XX/12XX brown-brown: 10.5VAC • 31 XXl32XXl61 XXl62XX white-white: 12.5 VAC • 6005 yellow-yellow: 11.0 VAC If ERR1 is not resolved, see ERR1 with walk belt movement. • • • • ERR1 Condition: Press speed key; walk belt moves; ERR1 appears. 1. 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The ECS P6STP-FL motherboard uses IDE (PATA) harddrives, and optical drives. (CD/DVD drive)

IDE 1 is for the Harddrive.
IDE 1 is the 40-pin connector that is closest to the Ram Memory slots.
(Only 39-pin are used, however)

IDE 2 is used for the optical drive/s.
IDE 2 is next to IDE 1, and is further away from the Ram Memory slots.

The IDE connectors on the motherboard, have a Cut-Out on one side. A small square cut-out.
This is for the Locating Lug, on the flat IDE ribbon cable's, connector.
This makes sure that Pin 1 in the motherboard connector, is lined up with Wire 1 in the flat IDE ribbon cable.

The Locating Lug shown in this example, is two 'ridges' that are separated. Some designs just use one solid block.

IF, there is no Locating Lug;
Look for the faint Red stripe, on the side of the flat IDE ribbon cable,

This stripe denotes the side, that number 1 wire is on.
Motherboard installed in computer case, the red stripe on that flat IDE ribbon cable, goes DOWN.
Down towards the Bottom of the motherboard.

When connecting to the Harddrive, and there is no Locating Lug on flat IDE ribbon cable, the Red stripe goes towards the power cable connection.

This applies to the optical drive (CD/DVD drive), and Floppy Disk Drive.
(34-pins for a Floppy Disk Drive. Cable is smaller in width)

Now, there is a different method of connecting a Harddrive, or optical drive, in relation to the flat IDE ribbon cable.

Depends on if the flat IDE ribbon cable is a 40-wire cable, or an 80-wire cable. You can use Cable Select setting on Harddrive/Optical drive; OR you can just connect the Harddrive, or Optical drive the correct way,

Is the Harddrive recognized in BIOS Setup?
If your question relates that the Harddrive is not recognized, post back in a Comment.

Also post the manufacturer ID information off of the Harddrive's label.

Example for one type of Western Digital harddrive;


Western Digital 80 GB harddrive, and IDE (PATA)

With this information I can find the Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors.
Then guide you in entering it in BIOS Setup, IF needed.

"Press DEL to run Setup"
Press the Delete key to enter BIOS Setup.

AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the DELete key.
Tap in 2 second intervals.
You will hear beeps. These are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is YOU that is doing it. Ignore the beeps.

Best method for entering BIO Setup.
(The window of opportunity for entering BIOS Setup, goes by F-A-S-T! The above method will get you in)

Your problem statement leaves a hole in the time/space continuum.
Does not exactly state what your problem is

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There are 4 different connections for IDE on this board, so the Optical drive can use any of the 3 left after the hard drive, depending on your configuration. IDE uses a ribbon cable with 1 or 2 devices attached. A typical connection of 2 devices is 1 HD as Master and the second device (CD drive) as a Slave on a single cable. This leaves the second IDE open for expansion down the line.

You could also do 1 device per ribbon and leave as Cable select.

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1) Unplug the computer from power. Unplug all cables to the computer. If there are cables you are unsure of, (Audio, video, etc), perhaps make yourself a diagram before unplugging.

2) Depending on the model, (Model number not stated), most eMachine desktop computer cases, open up by removing a Side Panel.

One, or two screws are loosened, or removed, and the Side Panel slides back, or tilts out.

3) Stop!
Before proceeding further follow Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

De-static your body BEFORE reaching inside the computer.
Computer on a table, computer off, and unplugged from power.
Open the computer case. Touch an unpainted surface, of the metal frame.

This action will relieve your body of static. If you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to touch the metal frame again, upon your return.

There are two styles of optical drives used, at present. (CD/DVD Drives)
IDE (PATA) which is the older technology, and SATA, which is the newest technology.

The IDE style, which is also known as PATA, uses a flat ribbon cable for the Data cable,

The connector is keyed. That is to say, it has a Lug on the top, or bottom, and there is a matching Notch in the back of the optical drive.

With the Lug lining up with the Notch, number 1 pin wire is plugged in correctly. The cable is lined up correctly.

If there is no Lug on the flat ribbon cable, or a Notch in the back of the optical drive, look for a faint red stripe on one side of the cable.

This faint red stripe is always on number 1 pin wire, in the flat ribbon cable.
When the flat ribbon cable is plugged into the back of the optical drive, the red stripe will be facing the power cable, that is also plugged into the back,

SATA power cables and Data cables are different.

The SATA data cable's connector has 7 pins. The shape of the connector for the optical drive side, is an Elbow shape.

Inside the connector is a slot in the shape of an L
This keys the connector so it can only be plugged in one way.

Top right photo shows a closeup of a SATA Data cable's connector.
(Color of cable or it's connector does not matter)

Photo underneath shows a typical SATA connector on a motherboard.
(Again color does not matter)

If you accidentally unplug a SATA data cable from the motherboard, and do not remember which SATA connector on the motherboard it was attached to;

Close your eyes, and pick one.

That's the beauty of SATA. You can plug into any SATA header (Connector) on the motherboard, and BIOS will find the SATA device.

The SATA power cable's connector has 15 pins. Between it, and the SATA data cable connector, it is the longer connector,

For either style of optical drive, IDE or SATA, you are unplugging two cables, and plugging two cables back in.

Power cable and Data cable Removed;
There are many methods of mounting an optical drive, in a computer case.
Common ones are;
1) Drive bay cage has slots. Screws are mounted through the slots, and into the optical drive.
Remove screws, slide optical drive BACK towards the back of the computer, to remove.

2) Optical drive has two studs that stick out of the side/s of the drive.
These go through a slot in the drive bay cage. (Or may be 4 studs if on both sides) On the outside of the drive bay is a plastic, or metal locking device.

This flat-like shaped device is eased towards the outside of the computer, to allow the studs to slide by when the optical drive is removed.

3) Plastic slides that are slid back to release the optical drive. Optical drive again has two studs. (Or 4 if on both sides)

As for product replacing, buy the correct technology used.
Either IDE (PATA) or SATA.

As for product recommendation it's from personal experience. I use Lite-On optical drives. Typical model delivers the same performance as more expensive models that cost 2 to 3 times as much.

Buy online. Local stores, (Especially chain stores) are more pricey than online.

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I will try to help you, please be patience and carefully, use basics tools:screwdriver, hex,allen, Dvom.

Troubleshooting: ERR2 - Motor Movement

Since the motor moves when you press speed up, focus on the optic sensor, its wire connections, and the

optic sensor wheel. If all seems well at the sensor, inspect the motor.

Optic Sensor

??? Optic sensor wheel - Make sure that the optic sensor wheel rotates securely, without wobbling, in the

middle of the optic sensor. Realign and tighten if necessary. If optic sensor wheel teeth are missing or

bent, replace the optic sensor wheel.

??? Optic sensor wires - Make sure that wires are inserted securely to the optic sensor and to the drive board.

Check wire continuity.

??? Optic sensor - Turn on unit power. Turn the motor flywheel with your hand. The optic sensor

indicator (LED10, drive board) should light. . If it does not light, and all parts above are

good, replace the optic sensor.


??? Motor arcing - Does the motor show signs of wear - irregular arcing, carbon dust?

??? Motor brushes - Do brushes show signs of irregular wear - cracks, dents, lines? Replace the

motor brushes.

??? M+ M- Wires - Make sure wires are connected properly.


??? Display main IC - To ensure proper signal processing, press down on the main IC on the display

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If you need additional help, please reach me.

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I have an acer L100 desktop computer,i need to get a new optical drive with the small cicuit board that connects the ribbon cable to the ide socket on the mainboard. the optical drive code is DVR-KO6RS,why...

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The flexible PCB does not fail, it is damaged so spares are not stocked by the manufacturers.

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How do I install a new CD drive in an old destop computer It is an old Compaq Presario 5WV254 The existing CD drive has a ribbon type connector that mates up to the pins on the drive plus a 4 pin module...

The Compaq Presario SWV254 Desktop PC uses IDE technology, not SATA.
In the specifications for the above Desktop PC, it states ATAPI is used for the interface technology, and connector, for the optical drive/s.

[IDE is also referred to as PATA. Parallel ATA
SATA is Serial ATA.
The PATA designation was implemented, so that computer users could easily distinct between IDE, and SATA technology]

1) The IDE interface cable, (Flat ribbon cable), has a connector on each end with 40 socket holes.
(39 are actually used. Most of the time, one socket hole is blocked off. (Pin 32)

2) The SATA interface cable has 7 contact pins. Also referred to as a Data cable.

3) The IDE devices, (Harddrive and optical drive), use a 4-pin Molex connector for the power cable.

4) The SATA devices use a 15-pin connector on the end of the power cable.

More info on SATA,

The Samsung SH223C optical drive is a SATA device.
You cannot just plug it in.

IF, you have an open, (Available), PCI slot on the motherboard, you can use a SATA adapter card.
The SATA adapter card plugs into the PCI slot, and has the necessary connections on the card, for a SATA interface cable.

Just for the SATA interface cable. Does not have a connection for the SATA power cable, you need.

You have to buy a 4-pin Molex to SATA power cable adapter, and connect it to an available 4-pin Molex power cable, on your power supply.

You will also need a SATA data cable. The interface cable that goes from the SATA adapter card, to the SATA optical drive you're trying to install)

This is an example of a SATA adapter card. It is not an advertisement for said website, nor manufacturer,

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ASUS P5QC does not detect any devices... I have a HD and a DVD hooked up. The jumpers are set to normal but they are connected to the MB with one cable. Does it need to be a master slave setup?

Yes, since you are using two IDE drives on One flat ribbon cable, you need to set the harddrive as a Master drive, and the optical, (DVD), drive as a Slave drive.

When two IDE drives are installed on one cable, BIOS needs a way to find the drive that has the O/S, (Operating System), then the optical drive.

Would recommend you buy a SATA optical drive, as soon as you can afford it. SATA DVD burners aren't that expensive.
Your motherboard is set up for SATA, and SATA is WAY faster than IDE. (IDE is also referred to as EIDE, ATA, and PATA)

Then of course a SATA harddrive, and a fresh genuine copy of Windows in the future.
SATA doesn't care where you plug in a drive, and doesn't care which drive connects to what SATA header. It will find that drive. You can connect any SATA drive, to ANY SATA header on the motherboard.

Having two IDE drives such as an IDE harddrive, and an IDE optical drive on the same cable, S-L-O-W-S your computer down! BIOS has to look to see which drive has the O/S first, then it will look for the optical drive.

Thought I would include two links that tell you, and show you how to set jumpers on the jumper pins, on an IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive,
2.Optical drive:

Should my solution have helped you, feel free to rate it.

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