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Cable on hp pavilion 7800

I was replacing the power supply on my hp. Under the power supply was a cable plugged into the cd/dvd and then over into another part on the inside of the unit. Does anyone know what that cable would be called? The wires were broke out of the little black holders that actually plugged in to the dvd.

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If it is stripe cable about 3CM long it is the IDE cable (simply called it data cable)...other than that another smaller cable sometimes may be fixed without the power cable

Thats should is the audio cable...previous operating system (like 98) didn't recieve audio signals without that cable..but you dont need it now with XP..

The three cables are the POWER, IDE and the AUDIO

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