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I have disconnected all my wires in my tower and need help reconnecting. If you can help me or send me manual or CD-ROM connection.

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locate the CDROM
If this is a new system it is probably connected using a SATA connector (black cable with a blue connector and power connector.)
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Hope this help. Goodluck!

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It is possible that the wires became disconnected, and need to be reconnected to work again.

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Use the following link, scroll a little and click on Fix It

Click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard

When completed restart the computer and check the CD/DVD drive

(you may need to run Fix It twice)

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First try to clear CMOS

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Locate the CMOS battery on the motherboard and take out the battery

Wait for about 15 minutes

Reconnect battery and try to turn it on.

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3. Disconnect the "power" and "data" cables from the back of the CD-ROM.
4. Remove the screws holding the current CD-ROM in position.
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7. Screw the device into position.
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Some computers will also have a small third cable used to interface the CD-ROM with the sound card. If the audio for your CD audio CDs is not working properly verify that this cable is not disconnected from the back of the CD-ROM.

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1:- cable 40 strand IDE Ribbon Cable to DVD Rom. If there is a secondary device such as hard-drive. view it,s jumper ( plastic Block) setting will be Master Or Slave. Setup your DVD To Opposite of Hard-Drive ( If applicable )
2:- 4 pin Molex plug power cable, Red-Blk-Blk-Yellow. Only goes in 1 way, usually yellow facing outside edge of case.
3:- turn on computer, drive should be detected, install device drivers via CD if requested by the system.
Mike @ compurepair.

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