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Connctions One of the IDE recognizes both the HD or CD Rom, but the others don't. I Have 2 HD and 2 CD Rom to connect. How can i do that?

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Re: Connctions

Saya mempunyai problem pada dell gx270, ide dan sata tidak bisa membaca hard disc dan cd room.
saya sudah coba gati kabel dan power supply tetapi tetap tidak bisa mendeteksi hard disc dan cd room.
tolong kasih solusinya dooong.......!! thank

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Re: Connctions

Check the cable, try a new cable or one you know that works. They are notorious for breaking down. Also check that you have the devices set for slave/master. If they are both set for the same they will not be recognized.

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