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Hey Ya'll i have your motherboard K7S5A an i can get it to start up however when it loads it tells me hdd error hdd slave error but im not sure i have the wires for the hdd and power wires in the right spot on the board itself can you plz tell me where they go or send me a wiring diagram to my email or if you can think of any other reason as to why its doing that i would be much abliged.

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  • bigscorefour Jan 10, 2009

    that didnt work is there anyone who has a wiring diagram for this motherboard would be greatly helpfull i cant get the darn wires right lol. would be much abliged if some one had a wiring diagram.



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Either the wires are not properly hooked up but more likely would be that you have the jumpers on the back of the hdd's improperly set. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Roy Lonsinger Jan 10, 2009

    Should be a ide ribbon cable that daisy chains the two drives. On your motherboard in small print it will say ide controller. This is where one end plugs into the board. The other 2 ends go one to each hdd. Then there should be a 4 pin molex from the psu to each hdd. Hope this helps as I could not find an actual wiring diagram for this board.

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    Roy Lonsinger Jan 10, 2009

    If you are using SATA then they should be color coded on the board. Red is usually primary hdd & blue is secondary. The power cables for sata come from the psu & plug into the SATA power port on the back of the hdd. It will be labled on the back of the hdd as data & power. Hope this helps.



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