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How do i hook up lg/gh22 super multi dvd rewriter to my dell dimension 3100 The cords are not the same

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The drive you are installing is a SATA drive. The system came with a PARALLEL ATA or PATA optical drive, The motherboard has a SATA controller and the HDD is a SATA drive. So you need a SATA data cable and connect it to the SATA 1 port on the motherboard. There should be a SATA power connection inside the chassis that is not being used, that you can connect to the drive. Then go to system setup (F2 at boot) enable the SATA 1 controller and disable the PATA controller
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/parts0.htm#wp1043338

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