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Iam instaling a new dvdrw in replace of the orgenal one . But however when it says to connect the jumper to the master exct but their is no wire for that option . so what do i do ? my pc is an ed895aa-aba ssn is cnh53500t4

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First find out the jumper placed on and if it placed as slave remove and insret as master

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