Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
By 'work' are you referring to loading software, being able to see the drive in windows and find/access files on the drive,... or are you referring only to playing cd music directly from the drive(s). Most likely the 3 conductor wire you are referring to is specifically for the audio playback of cd music directly from the drive to the sound card. In any case, the 3 conductor audio cable is not necessary for the drive to operate.
For the moment I will assume you are adding a new or at least second cd/dvd drive to your system:
If you can only use one at a time (not being able to see at least one drive in windows when both are connected, or not see any drive when both are connected) the master/slave settings are not correct on the drives. On each of the drives is a series of pinouts between the IDE connector and the power connector. Either in front of the pins or on a label on the top of the drives you will see MA, SL, CS or Master, Slave, Cable Select. If your IDE (Flat, wide cable with 1 conductor having a red stripe has the words Master and Slave stamped on it, you may use the shortout connector and set both drives to CS). If the cable is not labeled you may not be able to use Cable Select and have to set one drive to Master and the other to Slave. In either case,.. once you set the drives appropriately, and connect the cables correctly,.. both drives will show up in windows and be accessible.
I hope this helps you with the issue.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 25, 2012 | Hotpoint Dryers
Sep 28, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MDE6700A Electric Dryer
Jun 08, 2011 | Hotpoint Dryers
Dec 06, 2010 | Dryers
Dec 05, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer
Nov 13, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
Jul 05, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer
Jul 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Mar 02, 2009 | Roper Dryers
23 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!