How to Build Your Own
Pentium II Computer
Install the DVD Drive
Last updated: 4/12/99
into the case and push-out the top 5 1/4" drive bay cover and put it
in the motherboard box.
the case up on its feet.
and unwrap the DVD drive and its accessories, put the cardboard packing and
plastic back in the box and set it aside. Put the driver floppy and
instruction book in the motherboard box.
that the drive is jumpered correctly. I usually leave it jumpered as
a slave unless I'm hanging another drive on the same cable and I want the
DVD drive to be (or remain) the next drive after the hard disk drive(s).
the audio cable into the drive with the red wire to the left when looking
at the back of the drive (the plug will only go in one way).
the connector not at the ends of the additional IDE cable into the back of
the DVD drive with the red stripe towards the right (towards the power connector;
pin 1) when looking at the drive from the rear.
This makes it both easy to later fold-up and zip-tie
the cable and to connect a second drive, below the DVD drive, to the
the cables into the case through the front and follow them with the DVD drive. Align
the drive with the front of the case and the mounting holes in the drive
bay. Secure with the four screws.
Do not over-tighten. Double-check that the drive
is flush with the front.
the case back down on its right side and check that the cables are still
properly connected to the DVD drive and not in the CPU fan.
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