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Can't get on the internet after installing memory--Did I uplug?

Dell Dimension 8300. Did I accidently unplug something? I have a 4 pin connection hanging loose There are bundles of wires coming from the power souce and mother board to the hard drive--this is where the four wire connection is hanging loose

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    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    These four pin connectors coming from the power supply are typically used to power the probably have the same type of connector plugged into the back of the hard drive, the optical drive, etc...There are sometimes other uses for them (such as certain AGPcards, SCSI cards, whatnot.) The reason there is one just hanging loose is because the manufacturer uses a power supply that can support additional drives. This connector has nothing to do with your internet or network connections. What did you install, and what other hardware is your system running? How are you connecting to the internet?



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- I would think so that the network cable is unplugged to your computer. Just like a telephone cord,

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