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really messed this one up

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

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 the 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.
Attach Interface Cable: Attach the IDE interface cable to the drive. Make sure to line up pin 1 of the 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. IDE connectors and cables are not keyed, so you can easily connect the drive backwards if you are not careful. Choose one of the following depending on whether the channel you are going to connect to has a device on it already:
First Device on Channel: Simply attach one end of the cable to the drive, and the other end to the controller or motherboard. Easy as pi (not pie! :^) ).
Second Device on Channel: Examine the cable that is currently connecting the first device on the channel; it should have a third, unused connector, but some cables only have two connectors on them. If the cable has a third connector, attach this to the drive you are installing. If you need to switch which connector goes to which drive so that the cables will reach both drives, you can do this, as it really doesn't matter for standard setups which drive takes which connector. If the cable only has two connectors, you will need a new cable with three connectors (available at most any decent computer store).

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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 the 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.
Attach Interface Cable: Attach the IDE interface cable to the drive. Make sure to line up pin 1 of the 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. IDE connectors and cables are not keyed, so you can easily connect the drive backwards if you are not careful. Choose one of the following depending on whether the channel you are going to connect to has a device on it already:
First Device on Channel: Simply attach one end of the cable to the drive, and the other end to the controller or motherboard. Easy as pi (not pie! :^) ).
Second Device on Channel: Examine the cable that is currently connecting the first device on the channel; it should have a third, unused connector, but some cables only have two connectors on them. If the cable has a third connector, attach this to the drive you are installing. If you need to switch which connector goes to which drive so that the cables will reach both drives, you can do this, as it really doesn't matter for standard setups which drive takes which connector. If the cable only has two connectors, you will need a new cable with three connectors (available at most any decent computer store).

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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 the 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.
Attach Interface Cable: Attach the IDE interface cable to the drive. Make sure to line up pin 1 of the 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. IDE connectors and cables are not keyed, so you can easily connect the drive backwards if you are not careful. Choose one of the following depending on whether the channel you are going to connect to has a device on it already:
First Device on Channel: Simply attach one end of the cable to the drive, and the other end to the controller or motherboard. Easy as pi (not pie! :^) ).
Second Device on Channel: Examine the cable that is currently connecting the first device on the channel; it should have a third, unused connector, but some cables only have two connectors on them. If the cable has a third connector, attach this to the drive you are installing. If you need to switch which connector goes to which drive so that the cables will reach both drives, you can do this, as it really doesn't matter for standard setups which drive takes which connector. If the cable only has two connectors, you will need a new cable with three connectors (available at most any decent computer store).

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