Question about ASUSTeK P5K Desktop Board - Core 2 Extreme Quad-core, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Pentium D, Pentiu... Motherboard
After looking at the IDE header on the MOBO, and taking a guess that the EIDE cable that you have, that the bottom center block is filled in, you need to find an IDE cable that has all of the pin blocks open.
Perfect picture below. Please refer to POST #10 in this Overclockers.net forum thread. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/IDE_cable_40_pin_%26_80_pin.jpg/454px-IDE_cable_40_pin_%26_80_pin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/333508-need-help-installing-ide-hard-drive.html&usg=__M09Ba9Vyy3_zSInd5JRG1PRfLX8=&h=599&w=454&sz=49&hl=en&start=14&um=1&tbnid=xl6vrWS_xO3IoM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=102&prev=/images%3Fq%3D40-pin%2Bfemale%2Bto%2Bfemale%2BIDE%2Bcable%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1
You have the one on the LEFT(80-PIN) but NEED the one on the RIGHT(40-PIN). Correct?
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
If you are trying to connect your DVD Writer using an IDE cable, then:
1. First, make sure that you are connecting the IDE cale in the correct direction. Make sure that the Red (or colored) wire in the cable aligns with pin 1 in the connector.
2. If the cable & connector are aligned correctly, then try to find a replacement IDE cable without a missed pin or with the missed pin in the correct position. This can cause no harm to neither the DVD Writer nor the motherboard.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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