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CD ROM Wire ??

Hi -- I have installed the Soundwave 5.1 PCI card, but it says to connect the audio wire from the CD-ROM to the CD_IN on the card. WHAT wire do I unhook and hook to the card ??
Thanks, Ron

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  • Rontenfour Jun 04, 2008

    Hi -- Thanks for the help -- I am still a little puzzled. Can you help ?? There is a flat red wire coming out of the back of the DVD-CD R/W device and then quite a few thin wires all wrapped together (kind of like the old flat IDE type, but many multi-colored separate wires). The red flat wire goes into the mother board and then out to what looks like the hard drive. Is this the wire that goes to the sound card ??

    Thanks again - Your help is much appreciated and greatly needed -- Ron

    PS - Nothing ELSE seems to come out of the back of the DVD drive....

  • Rontenfour Jun 04, 2008

    Can you tell me if the sound wire is the kind of flat RED wire that comes out of the back of the DVD-R/W and then goes to the mother board and then out of that is the same kind of wire that appears to go to the hard drive. I can't understand why a sound wire goes to the hard drive and therefore I am reluctant to just try it and see what happens as I could damage something.

    The red flat wire DOES seem to be about the same size as the receptacle for the CD-In on the sound card, BUT it has 4 pins whereas the red flat ribbon seems to have a thin "channel" and not "pin holes". So it's not obvious that they go together???

    Can you help ?? Thanks

  • Rontenfour Jun 04, 2008

    Hi -- Sorry for the broken chain -- There is another wire coming from a thin "box" that seems to go into a massive collection of wires finally, but it is connected in the "middle" and it appears to have 4 pin type connections. It also has a red and black wire as "inputs" to the connector. Is THIS the sound cable I need? The only puzzle is it is not coming from the back of the DVD drive, but from a thin "box" that is below the DVD by about 4" or so.

    PS -- The PC is a Gateway DX442XP - Brand new. Just bought it less than 2 weeks ago.


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That is thin wire that connects ur rom amd card.

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