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I have a dell dimension 4300 with a bad cdrom, i'm trying to replace it with a drive that came out of an HP, and the dell won't recognize it, am I gonna have to buy a new drive altogether? or is there some sort of jumper that will allow the recognition of this drive to work?

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If this has ATA connector, try connecting it with the connector from HP. As it is not being recognized , connector should be the problem. If there is two female ports on Mainboard to connect ata cable, try it on secondary to avoid any jumper related issue.

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