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Not sure... i plugged in all the cables and the power cables and the hard drive and the cd roms wont power up???

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Your hard drive should be set to primary if cd on same ribbon cable it should be set to secondary and do you have the power lead inserted into both
if the drives are not set nothing will work as the bios does not know whats is there
if need more info let me know

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