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By WISbadger4life ·
a computer whiz came to my house one day to install wireless routers and memory and i sat and watched him ive been facinated eversince problem is i just bust open our houshold computer and monkey with them well one day i was upset that my A: drive didnt work so i opend the computer and found that it was not hooked i almost completluy re-wired the drives and now the computer says no drives are installed it refuses to boot and it makes this beep click beep click noies on and on i dont no wat to do

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by dmiles In reply to really messed this one up

You would have been better off letting the tech clean up his work,so you pullud the cables from the back of drives.

The cable orientation might be the only problem

Open the case
Take the cables from the back of the floppy so that the red stripe is on the outside,it is designated as pin 1.(Usually palced on floppy drive to the outside pin).Now look at the connector a blank space will be on the connedtor,match it to the back of the floppy

The same should apply to the hard drives cables also,you should try getting on net and reading about how to configure hard drives.Make sure that red stripe is sto the outside,you should check the back of the drives to make sure you have not bent ahy pins.
The best advice or suggesstion would be to call tech back

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by dmiles In reply to really messed this one up

You would have been better off letting the tech clean up his work,so you pullud the cables from the back of drives.

The cable orientation might be the only problem

Open the case
Take the cables from the back of the floppy so that the red stripe is on the outside,it is designated as pin 1.(Usually palced on floppy drive to the outside pin).Now look at the connector a blank space will be on the connedtor,match it to the back of the floppy

The same should apply to the hard drives cables also,you should try getting on net and reading about how to configure hard drives.Make sure that red stripe is sto the outside,you should check the back of the drives to make sure you have not bent ahy pins.
The best advice or suggesstion would be to call tech back

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by dmiles In reply to really messed this one up

Attach Power Cable: Attach one of the power-supply power connectors to the drive. It may take a little bit of force to get one of the standard, large four-wire connectors into a 5.25" drive; you may have to wiggle the connector a bit to get it in. The connector is keyed, so it can only go in one way. 3.5" drives use a smaller mini-plug, which is also keyed but easier to attach.
Attach Interface Cable: Attach the interface cable to the drive.
Follow these general instructions

The standard floppy cable has a twist in the middle of it. Connect the drive that you want to be A:
Most 3.5" drives have a set of pins for their interface to the cable, and most 5.25" drives use a card-edge connector, sort of like the connector on an expansion card. Most floppy cables have a pair of connectors, one of each type, both before and after the "twist". Use only one or the other in each pair. Some cables only have the pin header connector and you will have to change the cable if you need the card-edge connector type.
The single connector by itself at the opposite end of the cable goes to the motherboard or floppy controller.
Always make sure to line up pin 1 of each floppy connector with pin 1 of the motherboard, by attaching the cable so that the red wire on one edge of the ribbon cable connects to pin 1 of each device. On some drives it can be hard to figure out which end of the header is pin 1, which is why I recommend that you examine the drive before physically installing it.
Many 3.5" floppy drives today are not keyed to prevent upside down connection of the floppy drive cable. This means that it is possible to connect the cable upside-down, and then of course the drive will not work. In most cases this will not cause permanent damage. If when you boot up the PC the floppy drive activity LED comes on and stays on, this is a dead giveaway that you have done this. Reverse the connector.

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