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Where do I connect P6 and P7 for my HP 6000? CD-Rom is not working and not recognized by Device Manager. When I opened the tower, P6 and P7 were laying in the bottom. Are they part of the CD/DVD Drive? If so where should they be connected?

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P6 and P7 are not part of the CD/DVD drive. They are most likely part of the power supply unit (PSU) or the motherboard. If you are not comfortable working with electrical components, I would recommend taking your computer to a qualified technician to have these parts connected.

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    Roxann P Dec 06, 2022

    FYI, P6 and P7 in my HP Compact 6000 tower are for the CD-Rom / DVD drive. However, you only need to connect one of them into the back of the CD drive. There is a separate connection for the power supply. After I connected P7, I started the desktop & received on screen prompts to activate the drive.
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