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I unplugged my cd-rom, and I need a diagram to show me how to re-connect it.

My Cd-rom does not work at all,and I need a diagram to show me how to connect it.

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  • okoa May 12, 2009

    how do I put my new cd-rom back

  • okoa May 12, 2009

    Now that I have pyt my new cd-rom back ,I can't seem to connect the audio cable. Is there an adabtor or I am just connect it atraight in to it.
    Thanks
    Leroy

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This here is the main page for all support questions regarding your Dell 8300. This is a great starting point for all problems.
Specific information on how to replace a CD-ROM drive can be found here.
Two things are important: All plugs are shaped so they fit in only one way (they are either shaped or have a little notch.) So never force a plug into a socket, especially the power connectors.
Second - to make your life easier, set the jumpers on the CD drive to cable select if you are using one cable to connect the hard drive and the CD-ROM. This prevents you from messing with the master/slave settings.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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I want to know how to put my new cd-rom back in .

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