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dvd player troubles
06-28-2012, 01:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-28-2012, 01:35 PM by thecheeseking.)
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dvd player troubles
Ok so i've been building a sort of frankenstein computer out of some old parts, some second hand parts and a couple of new parts. Anyway as i was putting it together just now i noticed that the dvd drive is attached via a long wide flat cord. I had a quick look at my mobo and couldn't see any sockets with enough pins for this cord.

The cord has 39 pin slots if i count correctly.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte B75M-D3H

I have 2 dvd drives which i have in the machine (both seem to require this cable).

one is an LG GSA-H22N and the other is an Lite-On LH-20A1

Do i have to purchase a newer model dvd player or is there some work around to this?

thanks again guys,
Piers

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06-28-2012, 01:41 PM,
#2
RE: dvd player troubles
You'll need a PCI card that has an IDE (type of connection that your DVD drives use) port to use your DVD drives.

This will do the job: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6816132012
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06-28-2012, 01:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-28-2012, 01:42 PM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: dvd player troubles
never mind matt answered it. lol
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06-28-2012, 02:34 PM,
#4
RE: dvd player troubles
Thanks for the quick reply, I suppose its probably better to just go for a new optical drive since they are only 20 bucks

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main...s_id=11487
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06-28-2012, 04:39 PM,
#5
RE: dvd player troubles
That would work too.
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06-28-2012, 07:19 PM,
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dvd player troubles
Definitely get a new Sata DVD drive. The thinner cable will provide air flow benefits to the case.
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