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The motherboard will have two connectors for "ribbon" cables.
Each ribbon-cable has 3 connectors: one at each end, and one in the middle.

Thus, with two ribbon-cables, you can support up to 4 "parallel-ATA" devices (ZIP drive, LS-120 drive, disk-drive, CD/DVD drive).

Note that the 3.5" diskette-drive has its own ribbon-cable, and that ribbon-cable is not quite as wide as the other ribbon-cable.

How many devices do you have? Probably, one disk-drive, no ZIP drive, and one or two CD/DVD drives.

So, if you only have 3 devices, then the message is correct -- there is nothing connected to the SECOND ribbon-cable in the SLAVE position.

Tell your motherboard to "ignore" the secondary slave, if you have nothing connected at that position.

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How can i make my Samsung sp0802 hard drive become the master instead of the slave... thank you very much


Hi Good day!!! follow this

1. Decide which hard drive will be the startup (master) drive. If this drive was the startup drive previously, or if it's a new hard drive, then the master drive designation will already be set.

2. To change the designation of a new drive to be a slave drive, skip to step 4.

3. To change the designation of an existing drive to be a slave drive: Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord, remove the drive from its drive bay, and disconnect the drive from its power cord and ribbon cable.

4. Check the hard drive documentation or the label on the drive itself for master/slave jumper settings.

5. Find the jumpers on the circuit board of the drive. Jumpers are plastic plugs with metal sleeves that form a circuit between a pair of pins. Jumper locations are labeled on the board with a J followed by a number (such as J20).

6. Use tweezers or very small pliers to remove or reposition the jumpers to the configuration shown in the documentation or on the disk label.

7. Install (or reinstall) the hard drive in the computer. (See "How to Install a Second Hard Drive.")

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I need the book too know how too instal the jumperwho put the driver slave or master


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  • Decide which hard drive will be the startup (master) drive. If this drive was the startup drive previously, or if it's a new hard drive, then the master drive designation will already be set.
  • Step 2 To change the designation of a new drive to be a slave drive, skip to step 4.
  • Step 3 To change the designation of an existing drive to be a slave drive: Turn off the computer, unplug the power cord, remove the drive from its drive bay, and disconnect the drive from its power cord and ribbon cable.
  • Step 4 Check the hard drive documentation or the label on the drive itself for master/slave jumper settings.
  • Step 5 Find the jumpers on the circuit board of the drive. Jumpers are plastic plugs with metal sleeves that form a circuit between a pair of pins. Jumper locations are labeled on the board with a J followed by a number (such as J20).
  • Step 6 Use tweezers or very small pliers to remove or reposition the jumpers to the configuration shown in the documentation or on the disk label.
  • Step 7 Install (or reinstall) the hard drive in the computer. (See "How to Install a Second Hard Drive.")


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