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CD Drive Audio Connections

by breezy55417 / March 11, 2007 10:04 AM PDT

I have CDR/W and a DVD drive in an emachine t1120.
The DVD Drive is set up as the slave CD Rom is the master.
Where should the audio cable to the sound board go? tTo the cd (master) or the DVD (slave)?

I admit that I didn't pay close attention when I removed the cd drive to fix the drawer that had jammed.

Does it matter where I put the audio cable?

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On a modern PC. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 11, 2007 10:37 AM PDT
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CD Drive reassembly
by breezy55417 / March 11, 2007 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: On a modern PC. . .

Thanks coryphaeus,

I thought I had forgotten to connect it. I wonder why it is there?
I guess that is not the problem.
I can't get the drive to read a cd now.The drive is recognized. All of my other connections are solid.I must have reassembled it wrong. Are there exploded views of these things available?

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Regarding That Cable
by Darton Fury / March 11, 2007 11:04 AM PDT
In reply to: CD Drive reassembly

Internal CD-ROM to Sound Card Audio cables are called MPC-2 or Universal Audio cable depending on the connectors. They are for connecting your CD-ROM drive directly to your Sound Card, thereby bypassing processor usage.

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Audio Soundcard cable Q
by breezy55417 / March 11, 2007 2:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Regarding That Cable

So would it be beneficial to use the MPC-2 cable

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by Darton Fury / March 12, 2007 3:12 AM PDT

Decreasing processor usage is the benefit.

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(NT) Thanks for clarification Darton Fury
by breezy55417 / March 12, 2007 6:23 AM PDT
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