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Hello you can download the manual here:

By selecting your windows system.
Open the manual folder, and click global for download.
You will need adobe reader, to read the content.

You have to setup the bios, so it can see the drive.
A bios upgrade, should solve the problem, but you probably have to use the old ide drive to do so.

Warning !!! flashing the bios with a wrong one, will destroy the mainboard.
If you are in doubt to do so, let a expert do this job for you.

Good luck

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Where is the sata connection on this board FW82801


You won't find any SATA connectors on that motherboard because it doesn't support SATA.


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How do I remove the dvd recorder (drive D)


I would like you to click right on the main photo, under the eMachines logo.
This produces several views.

To the upper right 8 small views are shown.
Go to the second row, and one at a time, click on the Middle photo, and the photo to the Right.

This shows you that, facing the Front of the computer, the Right Side Panel removes.

Clicking on the photo to the Left, on the second row, shows the Back of the computer.
Little hard to see since it is Black.

There is a Philips head screw to remove, from the right Side Panel, and towards the Top.
It is to the left of the Top, of the grille hole vent area.

There is a Philips head screw to remove, from the right Side Panel, and towards the Bottom.
It is to the left of where you plug the power cable in.

There is a finger pull formed out of the back of the Side Panel.
Pull back towards the back of the computer.
May only slide so far, then is tilted out at the top, and brought out to the side, and removed.

Look at the Middle photo on the 2nd row again. There are TABS molded from the Front Cover.
Black in color just like the Front Cover.
One at the Top, one in the Middle, and one at the Bottom.

These tabs are Gently brought out, to the Outside of the computer.
They are just Eased out a little bit, so the hooked end on them clears the metal framework of the computer case.
(Don't get carried away or they may break)

The Front Panel is gently swung out a little to the Left, where it then removes.

From here allow me to present a video from HP, and replacing an optical drive. (CD/DVD drive),

There are many different styles of mounting the optical drive.
The above is one style.
Some just use Philips head screws.

Some have a green plastic piece, that the screws on the side/s of the optical drive, slide in a slot in the green piece of plastic.

There is a plastic 'arm lock' that is gently eased to the outside, and just enough so the screws will clear it, when sliding the optical drive down the slot, and out of the Front of the computer.

All I see are SATA connectors on the motherboard, and no IDE (PATA) connectors.
Therefore your replacement optical drive will be a SATA model.

This is an example of a SATA -> data cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

Color does NOT matter

SATA connectors on the motherboard MAY be of different colors, or all the same color. (Black)

Different colors designate the SATA connector order.
Or, SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA3, SATA 4.

The different order designations may also be silkscreened on the motherboard, close to the individual SATA connectors.

The Harddrive is usually plugged into SATA 0, or SATA 1.
Optical drives go to any of the rest of the SATA connectors.
(Or multiple harddrives in a R.A.I.D. configuration)

The beauty of SATA though, is that you can plug that optical drive into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, and BIOS will find it.

Also note the L-shape in the SATA data cable's connector, and the matching L-shape on the SATA data cable connector, on the motherboard.
Cable only plugs in, in one direction.

A SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, may have a Lock on the connector. Near where it plugs in, on the cable connector, and is squeezed down with the thumb.
Squeeze to install, squeeze to remove.

The SATA data cable connector, and SATA power cable connector, are usually a 90-degree bent Elbow, for plugging into the Harddrive, or Optical drive.
A straight-end connector is plugged into the motherboard.

Between a SATA power cable connector, and a SATA data cable connector, the SATA data cable connector is the smaller of the two.
A SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.

A SATA power cable connector has 15-pins,

REMEMBER, power unplugged to computer, Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED.
If you do not know about Anti-Static Precautions, post back in a Comment.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 which is running windows xp pro. I have 2 Gigs of memory, the computer runs ok, but I'm receiving info from scans that my HDD Pata is about to go,I'd like to change

Well, you will want to open up the side of your computer and see if there are SATA ports on the motherboard. They look like this:

Though they may not be blue.

If there are SATA ports on your board, you are in good shape. Just buy any SATA hard drive (SATA2 and SATA3 are backwards compatible) and connect it with the SATA connector and a SATA power connector from the power supply. Don't be afraid, these can only plug in one way without forcing them and only SATA plugs will fit.

After that, there are a variety of drive cloning programs you can use to clone your current hard drive onto another so that you don't lose anything.

If you don't have SATA plugs on your motherboard, it is easily remedied. You can buy a PCI SATA card for quite a reasonable price like this one:

You will also probably need a small adapter like this:
To convert a molex plug into a SATA power plug.

After you plug in the card and the new hard drive, run the driver CD for the SATA add-in card and then run a cloning program.

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Need wiring diagram for a hp m7680n

The good thing about the power connectors is they only fit where are supposed to fit. Either they do or the don't. There may be only three that are special. A 24 pin motherboard, a 4 (2x2) or 8 pin supplementary, and a flat 4 pin for a floppy drive. The rest are for SATA drives and the numbers really don't matter. Plus spares for possible expansion.

This is the manual.

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I have a ASROCK G31 945 intel MOther board , When i purchased i fiited with IDE CD/DVD Drive . INow is it possible to connect the SATA CD/DVD drive to my mother board. i have SATA connector on my MB ....

You need is an open slot for the drive, an available SATA slot / cord, and a SATA power. It may require you to go into BIOS, and in some cases a driver for the new drive. Don't forget the SATA drivers if you have XP.


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What type of hardrive do i need for my packard bell istart 2369 desktop computer?

For one, I abhor Packard Bell, and the lack of support for it's users, of older computers.

If you don't support your computers, I say do not buy one from them.
(Oh, excuse me. For $$$$$$ they will)

Can't even find the specifications on the internet, (I do not own one), and Peckard Bell Support is of no help.

So let's do it another way.

What kind of cables connect to the Harddrive?

This will tell us if it is an IDE unit, or a SATA unit.

An IDE, (Also known as PATA), harddrive uses a flat ribbon cable, for it's data cable,

Click on the photo all the way to the upper right. Shows a blue connector on a grayish flat cable.

The power cable for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Shown here,

Note the harddrive shown in the photos, is an IDE harddrive.

If it is a SATA unit, it will use a SATA power cable.
Has 15 contact pins in the connector.

The SATA power cable has an L connection on the inside, to match the L connection on the back of the harddrive.

Same with a SATA data cable, only it is shorter in width, and has 7 contact pins,

Also look at the label of the harddrive, and state what you see.
Is it a Seagate harddrive? What is the size? 250GB?

Smaller? Larger?

Once we find this info out, I can recommend harddrives.

Be aware that the Windows operating system was on that harddrive.
If you install a new harddrive, it won't have Windows on it.

You will need to obtain a genuine copy of Windows, and install it.

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I did not hook my cords up properly inside me e machine T 3642

Okay. Let's start with the motherboard, and power cables coming from the Power Supply;

A) The eMachines T3642 Desktop PC uses a
Foxconn (WinFast) MCP61SM2MA motherboard,



(The Form Factor is Micro-ATX. (uATX)
It uses an AM2 processor socket )

Power unplugged from computer, AND Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED.

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

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.

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 ]

Click on the link in 1) above. This shows the bare motherboard with no hardware components attached, or power cables from the Power Supply, or any other cables attached. (Cables = Wires)

Scroll down to the photo of the motherboard.
Look at the Yellow long, Ram Memory slots, that are vertical. (2 each)
To the right of them.

A1) The whitish connector that has two columns of 12 socket holes, is the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,
(NOTE* Color of power cable connector, and connector on motherboard, Does Not matter),

View the photo to the far right. Note the Lock on the power cable's connector, and the Lock Tab on the motherboard's connector.

The hooked end of the Lock, MUST be hooked over the tab, to ensure the power cable is plugged in tightly, and correctly.

A2) Look at link 1) again.
Look at the Top/Left side of the motherboard. See that whitish square connector with 4 socket holes?
That is a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power connector.

A 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs into it. This power cable's connector also has a Lock,

A3) The Harddrive is a SATA unit. It has a SATA power cable that plugs into it, and a SATA data cable that plugs into it.

The SATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard, are seen in link 1), and are to the bottom/right. There are 2.
They are Blue in color, and are above the green headers.

This is where the SATA data cable of the harddrive plugs in.
Straight connector. Elbow connector plugs into the back of the Harddrive.

The SATA data cable connector has 7 pins.
The SATA power cable has 15 pins. It is the longer connector,

Which SATA header on the motherboard, should the SATA harddrive's data cable plug into?
SATA1. The top header. (Connector)

The beauty of SATA however, is that you can connect in EITHER connector, and BIOS will find the harddrive.

Note the L shape on the inside of the power cable connector, and the data cable connector. There is a matching L shape for the connectors on the motherboard, and the back of the Harddrive. Line these up when installing the cables.

A4) The optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive) may be SATA, but I'm betting the optical drive/s are IDE. (PATA)

The optical drive/s will use a flat ribbon cable, for a data cable, and it plugs into the long Blue connector, seen in link 1), to the bottom right of the whitish 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

On the flat ribbon cable is a faint red stripe. It is on one side, and the side that has number 1 pin.

To line the cable up correctly when installing To the motherboard, use the cutout in the connector. The flat ribbon cable's connector, should have a Lug on the outside, which lines up with the cutout.

IF NOT, the faint red stripe side of the cable, goes down towards the bottom of the motherboard.

Looking at the photo, and the IDE (PATA) connector on the motherboard, number 1 pin is at the Bottom/Right corner, of the motherboard connector.

The flat ribbon cable's Lug, also lines up with a cutout in the connector, at the back of the optical drive.

IF the cutout is not present at the back of the optical drive, or there isn't a Lug on the connector, the faint red stripe goes to the RIGHT side of the optical drive.

(Doesn't matter if the flat ribbon cable is twisted. The faint red stripe ALWAYS goes toward the power cable connection, on a drive.
Harddrive, or optical drive.

Number 1 pin is the pin closest to the power cable connection on the drive.

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Wher to plug in sata conector to motherboard for dvd burner

It depends on which motherboard it is, some older boards don't have sata connector just ide. Have a look at this picture: SATA IDE
1= IDE

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I replaced my power supply and don't remember where the connections went

Not too much way you can go wrong. There's a 20 or 24-pin connector which plugs into the motherboard in only one place. There probably is a 4-pin connector and that, too, goes into the motherboard (in a socket near the CPU). The other connectors are power connectors for you hard drive and CD/DVD. That's about it.

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Recently changed the power supply. There is no video output. Where can I download the motherboard schematic?

Right here at HP Support,

1) Motherboard Specifications:

Scroll the page down to the top view illustration, and photo.

A) The motherboard uses a 24-pin ATX main power cable.
In the illustration the connector on the motherboard is on the right side.
It is an empty rectangular box with ATX Power Connector in it.

On the motherboard photo it is the rectangular white connector with two rows of 10 socket holes, and is to the bottom right of ram memory slot 2.

Another example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable,

Ensure that the 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, is locked into place on the motherboard's connector. The lock tab on the main power cable must be hooked over the tab on the motherboard connector. This ensures that the main power cable is in all the way.

B) The motherboard uses a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
The connector on the motherboard is a white square connector, with 4 socket holes.

In the illustration it is to the bottom left corner of the Processor socket (LGA 775), and has ATX12V underneath it. This power cable's connector also has a lock tab.
Another example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

Power TO the motherboard, that's it.

Power FROM the motherboard:

C) System Fan, and CPU (Processor) Fan.

Abbreviated as SYS_FAN, and CPU_FAN to the bottom left of the ATX12V connector.
(4-pin ATX +12 Volt connector on the motherboard)

The System Fan is the computer case fan.
CPU Fan is the Processor fan.

D) The four SATA headers on the bottom right in the photo, (Blue, Orange, Black, and White), are for the SATA data cables.
They connect to a SATA harddrive, or SATA optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
(They are an L shaped connector inside, with 7 pins inside)

Power for these SATA devices comes from the Power Supply.
The Power Supply has SATA power cables.
Example of an average SATA power cable,

(L shaped connector with 15 pins inside. The longer connector between a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable )

Did you forget which SATA data cable plugs into where, on the motherboard?
Don't sweat it.

The beauty of SATA is that you can plug the harddrive's SATA data cable into ANY of the SATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard, and BIOS will find it.
Same with a SATA optical drive, or any SATA device, for that matter.

IF, your SATA harddrive has a place on the back for BOTH, a SATA power cable, and a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable.

Using both will eventually burn out the SATA harddrive!

Example of a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, (Misnomered as 'Molex'),

From there the main optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), has to have the audio cable plugged into the audio connector on the motherboard.
(Plus the power cable, and data cable, of course)

In the illustration this is the header down in the very far left corner, and located towards the bottom edge.
It has CD_IN marked underneath it.

In the photo it is the Black rectangular connector in the very far left corner.

If you didn't connect the 4-pin +12 Volt power cable, your Processor isn't getting any power.
No Processor operating, No computer.

No Signal on monitor.
(No video signal)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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